Exhibitions

Stephen Paul Day

Stephen Paul Day has chosen to be both creator and curator for Blame It On Vegas – Collecting Meta-Modern, his seventh exhibition with the gallery. Sculpture, neon and paintings make up this collection of new, engaging works that oscillate between humor and horror, history and the present and also between the artist’s vocabulary – color, form, and significance of materials – and his viewpoint – how one engages the viewer to make sense of the vision he is presenting. Grouped together as they would be in a museum, there is an intentional ambiguity as to who made each work. Day describes himself as a “Disney kind of collector, putting together a ‘wunderkammer’ of excellent art, artifacts, and story.” Read More

Troy Dugas

The intricate, large-scale cut paper assemblages in The Shape of Relics are created from unused product labels that artist Troy Dugas collects. The shredded or cut source material is meticulously arranged to create mesmerizing compositions that appear woven. The purpose of the original label is obscured through the use of repetition, pattern, symmetry, precision and scale. New meaning is created by the reinterpretation of color, shape and line. Read More

Stephanie Patton

Stephanie Patton is a multimedia artist whose work comprises sculpture, painting, photography, video and performance. Humor plays an important role in her work and is often used as a device to bring attention to more critical issues and transform her personal experiences into something universal. Read More

Nicole Charbonnet

For Nicole Charbonnet, just as history is the written experience of the debris of the past, art is the visual manifestation of that experience. Her work is about memory and her creative process is analogous to the way our minds retain ideas, feelings and images. The artist states, “Both form and content in my work are a commentary on not just epic themes of humanity and mortality, but a more Freudian statement about perception, desire, community, the illusion of originality and the anxiety of influence.” Read More

Allison Stewart

With Natural Wonders, Allison Stewart continues a body of work that occupies the space between landscape and organic abstractions. Materials and process are significant and inform the imagery in this exhibition of mixed media work on canvas and paper. The artist works with various materials which attract and repel – such as acrylic, enamel, inks, tar, charcoal, metallic powders and wax. Forms appear and dissolve under layers of paint until they finally coalesce into an image that may be both familiar and unknowable. Read More

Deborah Luster

Deborah Luster’s documentary photographs impart the community, culture and landscape of the South. Working with medium format cameras, she presents the rituals of daily life, the life forces in objects and the inner spirits of her subjects. As poet C.D. Wright describes, “She offers no theory, adheres to none; none stick back. She studies compulsively and applies in the particular, what works then and there.” Read More

Jacqueline Bishop

In this new body of work, Against the Tide, Jacqueline Bishop continues to convey the complexity and fragility of our ecosystem and the psychological connections between species. She describes the new paintings as, “a shift from being inside an unraveling ‘nest world’ to the outside – viewing the planet from a distance, literally presenting the earth as object.” She explores how our natural world is shaped and transformed by climate change, globalization and species extinction and invites us to reflect on the impact to our collective future. Read More

John Alexander

John Alexander has been described as painting “nature at its grandest and man at his worst.” This exhibition of new paintings and works on paper embodies his continued passion for wildlife, flora and fauna, and the detail found within. Read More

Lin Emery

This exhibition of new work features pedestal and large-scale kinetic sculptures, as well as a water-activated fountain and theater installation. The elements in Lin Emery’s work continue to be derived from nature and she borrows natural elements – water, wind, magnets – to set them in motion. Besides searching the natural world, she explores history to create theater installations suggested by past worlds. The model for the “Mouth of Hell”, included in this exhibition, is derived from medieval images. Read More