“That will be our little secret” opens April 20, with a reception in the gallery from 5:00-6:30. The exhibition continues through April 29.
The projects of Hannah Gardner range from mixed-media 3-dimensional drawings to sculptural interventions and organize chaos through extremely methodical and/or completely free form strategies. Recent work appropriates and subverts the site of the female body in the history of art and explores how this idea of perfection has regulated (self)conformity to limited/limiting norms of beauty.
Mike Sutton’s Dancing Monks, which were inspired by a chance human encounter at a stop sign, connect figure and landscape through movement and dynamic energy. Using the formal language of painting, Sutton suggests that the flatness of the picture plane is open not only to the illusion of 3-dimensionality but also to that of 4-dimensional experience.
Emily Villarma’s mixed media work focuses on topics that are miscommunicated and cause discourse, using theatrical imagery to emphasize the high expectations of performance and the action of misunderstanding.