Fauna

January 28, 2019 – April 12, 2019

 

We are fauna, a part of nature, not a separate entity. Industrialized life pushes us further from this nexus of nature and we continue to develop worlds that isolate further still. It is sometimes good to be able to reflect on our unity, on how we are connected to other living beings. Understanding that we are that rare esse capable of knowing ourselves and appreciating the world at large gives a greater appreciation of our broad capabilities, our immeasurable capacities both creative and destructive. These are some of the overarching themes addressed in Fauna through paintings, drawings, and prints we see the beauty of the nature we share.

 

Rodneyna Hart
Art Manager | Curator

Featured Artists:

Emma Fick –  “My work is situated at the boundary between word and image: paintings evoke
stories, symbols can be interpreted like texts. My sketchbooks are filled
with words – a single word that strikes me, a short phrase that ricochets
back and forth in my mind like a mantra—and images often grow from
those.”

 

 

 

 

 

Mariana Kalacheva“The viewer of my paintings could linger, trying to discover hidden imagery, symbols and messages depending on his personal life experience, mood or view point. I strive to observe and explore a new look into the “high art” of the world’s popular culture. My usual art techniques are oil painting, acrylics or mixed technique by incorporating art materials from the reality and the daily life of the observer.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kelsey Livingston“My work explores the concepts of ephemerality, and potential through a visual metaphor. I use eggs, birds, skulls, galaxies, and nebulae in a combination of digital printmaking processes and hand drawn anthropomorphic narrative imagery. I am interested in the relationship one has to their own mortality. am working through questions like: How does one deal with oblivion? Does the knowledge of death affect how one approaches with new life, or the concept of potential? Each work is representative of a moment in my life, and the lives of those I care for.

 

 

 

 

 

Jacob Cobb “Inspired by illustrators such as Gustav Dorè and Albrecht Dürer, I have been working to control my use of line to convey texture, value, and form. Working within the limitations of using only line to create shading and form can be very tedious, especially when working with ink. Keeping this in mind, it became more and more important to make sure each line was placed with care, since mistakes cannot simply be erased. Each work in this series was a test of not only my technical skills, but also my commitment to consistently creating art that pushes me to understand the world around me a little bit better.”