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Opening Reception
Friday, Feb. 5, 6–8:30 pm

Gallery I

Daniel Feldman:
Out of the Ground

In building construction, the phrase “out of the ground” refers to the point at which a new structure begins rising from its foundations.   Starting largely from photographs of construction projects underway, the inkjet prints in Out of the Ground are digitally constructed in Photoshop, beginning with “foundational” images that are built upon with layers of other images and variants.  

In Out of the Ground , things normally unseen in finished buildings are on view: structural slabs and beams, ductwork for moving air, spaces filled with mechanical equipment.   Also visible in the works are transitory parts of the construction process: plastic wrapping over windows without glass, ladders and scaffolding, stacks of sheetrock and pipe, and debris of all sorts, evoking states of flux in which chaos and order intertwine.  

At the same time, the works play at the edge of what we accept as “photographic.”   Juxtapositions and environments are created that bear little relation to what was originally photographed.   As in a construction project, something new is created.

Featured in the exhibition are ten archival inkjet prints, each approximately 30” square.















Gallery II

Lisa Olson:
New Bestiary

This installation consists of drawings, prints and mixed media based on the idea of a contemporary bestiary.

In the Middle Ages, monks created bestiaries—compendiums of animals—for the purpose of teaching Christian values or warning against vice. They were not particularly interested in natural studies or in the impulse to catalogue or organize that would later spawn the natural history collections of the Enlightenment.

Olson's interest is in the deeper psychological relationships that we form with the idea of animals, not those with whom we coexist in the natural world, but those that we imagine, that we dream of or know from childhood myths. These are creatures, beasts, protectors, or threats; they are enticing, charming, elegant or dark.      

In the installation—groupings of graphite drawings, intaglio prints, and mixed media, text and collage—juxtaposition is used to evoke library or museum collections. Imagery itself is cropped and partial, suggesting content that is fragmentary and abstracted.       

Gallery III

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