NOVEMBER 2 – DECEMBER 22, 2012

ABJECT REVERIE
Recent Work By
MISTY GAMBLE

TAKING AIM
LINDA LIGHTON
CHARLES KRAFFT
JANE RAINWATER

Opening Reception: First Friday, JANUARY 4 | 7-9pm.
The artists will be present.



ABJECT REVERIE
Recent Work By MISTY GAMBLE
Indulgence
72″ x 60″ x 60″
ceramic, steel, cardboard, plastic

Issues surrounding femininity and set standards of normalcy, propriety and societal expectation inform Misty Gamble’s work. Through this work, she confronts and challenges conventional standards of femininity, beauty, and power. Sculpted multiple figural fragments provide a perfect vehicle for communicating ideas about beauty, excess, opulence and the abject. From primping and accessorizing, her work explores these issues and how they impact womanhood. The work is influenced by her continued interest in not only figuration, but fashion, textile pattern, wallpaper and hair
Abject Reverie is a body of work comprised of multiples, ceramics, mixed media, figuration and installation. Ageless women and accessories, inspired by the Rococo are depicted through wigs, torsos, busts and two installations. Roses, filigree, and cupcakes are surrogates for hair, while chihuahuas and cupcake multiples are examples of and surrogates for decoration and excess. These covetous symbols complete the figurative form and at the same time reference an absence of body.


TAKING AIM
LINDA LIGHTON, JANE RAINWATER and CHARLES KRAFFT

The three artists the exhibition, Taking Aim, question and comment on the attraction and devastation of weapons used in brutality against people and the environment. The beauty and power of their art draws viewers close while seeking to challenge assumptions of attraction and violence, revealing dark realities and sinister truths.

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