February 1, 2019- March 23, 2019
The Opening Reception for these Exhibitions is First Friday, February 1st
Patty Carroll: Domestic Dramas and Disasters
Willem Volkersz: The View From Here
In Patty Carroll’s ongoing photographic series, Anonymous Women, each densely patterned image focuses on a lone woman that is practically invisible. Each is merged, concealed, overwhelmed and seemingly taken over by her excessive household trappings, careening toward the absurd. Her domestic demise looms large as she is inevitably done in by her own possessions and obsessions. Her home becomes the site of claustrophobic perfectionism leading to tragedy and danger, with scenes of mishap and horror, inspired by many sources including the game of Clue. Click to continue reading.
Willem Volkersz came to the United States from Holland, after the devastation of World War II, and brought with him a rich history that is reflected in everything he does. Volkersz has often said that he has an immigrant’s fascination with America and as a teenager he began hitchhiking and driving throughout the American West, camera in hand. What he discovered was a vibrantly rambling and foreign culture, made up of billboards, vernacular architecture and decorated yards. Only in the American West of that time could one encounter a huge billboard as the only landmark in a vast rural landscape, stay in a motel shaped like a giant teepee and be beckoned by a colossal fiberglass Paul Bunyan to visit California’s Trees of Mystery and have the narrative lit by American neon. Click to continue reading.
These exhibitions will be open
February 1, 2019 – March 23, 2019
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 11-5 p.m. & by appointment.
For past exhibitions, please visit our archive.