[Image: Convergence, Charles Saylor, "Sleep" (2019) 61x76.4 cm, Acrylic on Canvas]
This event has ended.
Gallery Ether is excited to announce the opening of their year-end group exhibition “Convergence,” featuring artists Siv Storøy (Norway), Jeff Stevens (USA), Charles Saylor (USA), Duane Knight (USA), and Jeannie Randall (Hawai’i). As 2020 approaches its conclusion as one of the strangest years in recent history, this five-person group exhibition examines varied concepts of “coming together”.
The work of Siv Storøy uses traditional as well as digital methods to weave a seemingly mystical visual vocabulary into folktale-like narratives reminiscent of her home coast of northern Norway, while Colorado based mixed-media artist Jeff Stevens takes a rather contrary approach, challenging and deconstructing the polished imagery of modern advertising with a signature blend of collage, stencil, and painting techniques. The paintings of Charles Saylor juxtapose stark archaic imagery with a cryptic modern symbolism to examine social complexities, often incorporating icons of antiquity, religion, fetish, and anatomy. In contrast, the gentle and vibrant paintings of Duane Knight seemingly suspend their audience somewhere between dreamscapes and memories of innocence. Finally, the work of Jeannie Randall seeks to utilize but soften the bold graphics of propaganda, advertising, and theater posters, inviting curiosity and empathic responses from her viewers.