John Dempsey

Show ran from 6/1/2013 to 6/22/2013

 Join us for our Opening Friday, May 31 from 6-9 pm

 being there, paintings and photos

John Dempsey will be exhibiting recent large-scale paintings along with smaller laser etched photos in an exhibition titled being there. Dempsey paints a variety of architectural and environmental spaces together into complex compositions that allow for comparison. Public, religious, governmental, work and natural environments are all brought together and formed into a variety of designs for the viewer to experience these many spaces all at once. Dempsey’s painted spaces attempt to give us a perspective on our perspectives. We all move through and negotiate many different environments as we work, pray, play and negotiate our lives. These paintings give us an opportunity to examine that actuality.

Rudy Gonzalez

Show ran from 6/1/2013 to 6/22/2013

 Join us for our Opening Friday, May 31 from 6-9 pm

  The Mind of ZEKTAR5000, mixed media collage

The artwork of Rudy Gonzalez is a thoughtful balance of traditional graphic design fused with expressive influences of popular culture and graphite art. Gonzalez’ work can be more broadly categorized as collage, mixing acrylic painting techniques and imagery manipulated through print media. The imagery is often figurative, taken from a collection of printed resources, which provide a kind of narrative.

The narrative aspect of the work is situated around metaphor which allows the viewer freedom to engage the emotional and psychological interpretation of the work from various angles. The subjects might seem aggressive or confrontational, but Gonzalez’ work is more about questioning the power of imagery and how it can be manipulated in our media-driven society.

Amy Zucker

Show ran from 6/1/2013 to 6/22/2013

Join us for our Opening Friday, May 31 from 6-9 pm

 RESTRAINT(S), mixed-media installation

Restraint(S) is an investigation of the dichotomy of the word restraint; how they are used juxtaposed with the meaning that popular culture applies. While the viewer may be pulled in through curiosity, the reality of the struggle presents itself. This work originates from Zucker’s profession as a nurse. Experiences of intimacy that blur boundaries are familiar and can be in opposition to caregiving as society defines it.  Through examination of the object, an opportunity to engage in the conversation is offered.