Jennifer Drinkwater

Show ran from 1/5/2011 to 1/29/2011


Opening Reception: Friday, January 7, 2011 6-9pm

In “Learning to Write American” Jennifer Drinkwater explores the meanings associated with the language that we use and the implications of these meanings. The use of text is an essential aspect to her work, in that it links our use of language with our perceptions of images and forms.  Drinkwater appropriates visual and textual elements from all areas of visual culture in order to establish cross-cultural connections and renegotiate meanings. In other words, meaning occurs in the juxtapositions of objects.

Susan Crowell

Show ran from 1/5/2011 to 1/29/2011

BIOMORPHOGRAPHY  ceramics and mixed media

Opening Reception:  Friday, January 7, 2011 6-9pm

The powerful influences of Italian architecture and sculpture are alive in Susan Crowell’s work.  She regularly returns to “corporeal” themes and “real time” in a search to seek out and reclaim the tactile in our increasingly mediated world.  In “Flesh and Bone,” Crowell addresses subjects related to war and domesticity, examining the impact of industrial-scale warfare upon the body and the body politic and the ways that military and domestic lives create their own chronologies in debris.  Concerned with the tensions expressed between the ideal of integrity-social, ethical, physical, and aesthetic-and the forces that undermine it, she works with figurative ideals in the vessel, and its role as a metaphor for human beauty.

Audrius Plioplys

Show ran from 1/5/2011 to 1/29/2011

BEDROCK mixed media

Opening Reception:  January 7, 2011 6-9pm

The pieces in this series entitled “Bedrock” have emerged from previous ones. Drawings of neurons were subtracted from the background color, revealing deeper layers of underlying art works, photographs, and underlying thoughts and memories. The images were photographic works that Audrius Plioplys had previously shown in art exhibits internationally, and were extensively transformed. From neuronal complexity, thoughts, words and philosophy emerge.