On View March 1 – April 13
Opening Reception: Friday, March 1, 6:00-8:00pm
Krista Svalbonas, Photography
Krista Svalbonas work merges historical accounts of displacement with architectural photographs through a process of burning, which acts as an echo of the traumas of war that refugees have endured. The words of the refugees now form the complete image. Eventually made entirely of lace-like text, the buildings grow fragile, inseparable from the precarious lives they housed.
Matthew Borgen, Printmaking
Matthew Borgen’s prints, paintings, and installations appropriate imagery from comic books published during the first half of the 20th century, removing it from the normal narrative constraints of sequential art and recombining them by utilizing alternative strategies of organization.
Kiki Gaffney, Drawing
Kiki Gaffney’s work work juxtaposes animate shapes with design elements to explore the direct relationship between our natural and created ‘atmospheres,’ the analytical and sequential accuracy, and order in the mark making.
Rhea Dennis, Papermaking (in the Community Arts Gallery)
Rhea Dennis’s handmade paper paintings are made intuitively, as she finds meaning in the sometimes-random patterns made by manipulating the pulp. While she is inspired by nature, she chooses not to replicate it, creating instead a private language of personal line and color.