Thursday, March 05, 2015

Reese Gallery: Satruday 7 March 2015

Reese Gallery presents the current exhibit, YET UNFULFILLED, where two artists touch upon dreams unrealized and the weight of a fast approaching future. 

Kahlil Irving, creates sculpture under pressure, where his richly encrusted masses suggest machined compaction. By layering gold lusters and luscious patterns over slip cast re-creations of debris, he questions our relationship with the “throw away” object in the context of commercialism and urban decay.

In contrast to Irving, photographer Erica Popp, turns her camera outward to rural landscapes. Here, she confronts a melancholy found only in the flat wide-open spaces of the mid-western countryside - perhaps hinting at the vulnerability of the family farm, once a vision of the American Dream. While her landscapes are quiet and bleak, they still offer a sense of promise, like the potential of fields in winter. Both Kahlil Irving and Erica Popp create visually intriguing compositions expressing apprehension at the state of the American Dream “yet unfulfilled” .

The exhibition is on view February 6th, through March 14th, 2015 with a free public closing for the artists on Saturday, March 7th, 2015 from 1:00 – 4:00 PM.

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