WORKS ON PAPER
June 4th - July 18th
The gallery is proud to present this exhibit featuring the works of four artists from different areas of the country. Emilio Maldonado, Elizabeth Mead, Kevin Pomerleau and Holly Wong each bring works on paper highlighting themes of movement and space. These artists explore space as a way to present a theme or subject matter to the viewer to discover shapes created by light and shadow, or to express an emotional response to a global health crisis, or to observe how objects in a room effect our behavior. Within the exhibit are subtle movements, lines separating light and shadow along with more distinct movements radiating energy, therapeutic and healing. Each artist uses their unique voice to give the viewer a glimpse into their personal journey through movement and space.
My work is born from different sources: Unexpected realizations, the recognition
of absurdity, obsessive interest in a given topic, denunciation and inconformity, as
well as a sense of being overlooked.
I often use objects to present my ideas because their existence lays in the
crossroads of memory, semiology, function and design. I also explore ideas
surrounding the body through traditional media, because of the freedom they
provide to illustrate a thought and the accessibility of the material, which adapts
easily to any living situation and working environment, keeping across the board a
sense of propositions about the concept at hand.
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In my practice, working back and forth between materials and techniques in
sculpture and photography allows different aspects of my larger thematic
concerns to appear individually and allows one facet to appear juxtaposed to the
next. The “conversation” and influence each process affords the others has
brought breadth of effects and surprising consequences for my own development.
Four Ways In
Through the use of stylized black and white forms and familiar/relatable imagery
Kevin creates an inferrable dialogue between each space and the figures that
inhabit/have once inhabited them.
I create installations, assemblages and works on paper that summon protection
and celebrate female energy. Using materials such as colored pencil, drafting
film, paint and candle smoke, I strive to reconnect in myself what has been
fragmented. Much of my work is constructed with ephemeral materials that are
both strong and fragile simultaneously.