Fortuity.2018 . Button Chrysanthemums . Copper Wire . Copper Rods . 96” X 108” . Image Courtesy of Peter Eudenbach
May Britton and Lorrie Saunders have come together in a collaborative effort to explore exhibition as medium. Seeking an alternative to the traditional mode of art and exhibition-making, Britton and Saunders blurred the lines between artist and curator by eliminating prescribed or defined roles—their goal, to create a co-authored and co-produced exhibition as a single work of art. With creative energies fused and armed with a nontradional approach, Britton and Saunders thought it fitting to construct an installation inspired by an unconventional point of view—they settled on wabi-sabi—the Japanese art of finding beauty in imperfection and profundity in nature.
The Head Not The Face .2016 . Charcoal, Graphite, Marker on Paper . 76" X 126"
Organic, emotive and at times disquieting, Ming Ying Hong's beautifully rendered charcoal and graphite drawings explore the limits of our knowledge and experience by questioning the way we define and categorize states of being. Her bodily forms —masculine and feminine, dead and alive, aggressive and delicate —her explosions teetering on the razor-thin edged of dissolution and whole—are common themes throughout her work. According to Hong, by "combining these seemingly contradictory elements, opposites which once defined each other overlap, ultimately dismantling the system in which one definition is privileged over another." Through this integration of forces, Hong encourages us to examine the in-between spaces of these binaries or areas of uncertainty. As a result, a more complex spectrum of experience emerges.
Apparent Potential for Abstract Thought . 2017 . Wood, Antique Telephone Receiver, Mixed Media . 40" X 12" X 7"
Peter Eudenbach creates conceptual works of art that "explore the relationship between function and absurdity while also playing with our expectations of the commonplace." In much of his recent work, measurement is a recurring theme—a measured beat, a unit of measure, a measure of truth. Employing his signature style—paradox with a dash of humor—Eudenbach's artworks amuse as well as challenge conventional assumptions. Conceptually layered and intellectually intriguing, his works are sure to arouse the imagination and leave the viewer divining his/her world a little differently.