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VisArts administrative offices will be closed July 3rd & 4th. Scheduled classes will still be in session. Please contact us with any questions.

VisArts Gallery Shows

Greg Braun: Sharpened

Gallery Show date:
Wednesday, June 3  to  Sunday, July 5, 2015
Gallery Show Cost:
FREE & Open to the Public
Greg Braun: Sharpened

Greg Braun, "Sharpened", 2015

Greg Braun “sharpens” his obsession with custom motorcycles from the Northern California Bay Area circa 1970 and the bling of a retail showroom into a solo exhibition that includes drawing, video and sculpture. Braun debuts colorful new works in a broad range of materials and scale that reach from floor to ceiling, stretch across the walls and embrace the gallery as a shop window.

These Mirrors are Not Boxes

Gallery Show date:
Saturday, June 6  to  Sunday, July 12, 2015
Gallery Show Cost:
FREE & Open to the Public
Location:
Kaplan Gallery
These Mirrors are Not Boxes

Anna U. Davis, "The Modern Plague, Collage, 30 x 30 inches

These Mirrors are Not Boxes examines the complexities of contemporary identity through the work of six local female artists: Amy Hughes Braden, Milana Braslavsky, Anna U Davis, Nora Howell, Annette Isham, and Lisa Noble. Mirrors of ourselves are often not available on checkbox forms of designated identity categories. Individually the artists contend with issues of categorization, pliability, empathy, and domesticity. Together through a sociocultural lens they contend with issues of marginalization in its myriad mainstream forms. Moments of present day are juxtaposed with fragments of memory and lucid dreams. Disparate aesthetics reveal hidden similarities in themes of calamity and misperception. In juxtaposition the works harness the power of experimental dialogue of which only art can provide.These Mirrors are Not Boxes explores the surprising, alternative, even subversive means and ways identity is formed, presented, confronted, and challenged when marginalized personas are brought out of the fringes. Curated by 2015 VisArts Emerging Curator Kayleigh Bryant-Greenwell.

Special Event: Artists As Docents, Sunday,2:00p.m.
The artists of These Mirrors are Not Boxes lead a tour through the exhibition and talk about their work and the issue of identity.

Rob Hackett

Gallery Show date:
Friday, June 12  to  Sunday, July 12, 2015
Gallery Show Cost:
FREE & Open to the Public
Rob Hackett

Rob Hackett, "Systems:2", 2015, Plywood, steel, cable, cable clamps, Dimensions variable

 

 

 

With simple everyday construction materials and a minimalist sensitivity to craft and forms, Rob Hackett’s large-scale sculptural installation navigates the gallery space with subtle, tense, contradictory elegance. The logic of his “systems” seems apparent until the beginning, middle, and end shift places. The work appears to be both light and heavy; sometimes more like a drawing in air than a sculpture.  Hackett utilizes many of the elements that are paramount to architecture; hard angles, flat surfaces, and parallel lines. These elements, paired with a sensitive understanding of the site, address the relationship and tension between the physical and the implied, finding a balance between the two.

Rob Hackett utilizes many of the elements that are paramount to architecture; hard angles, flat surfaces, and parallel lines. His recent work deals with the relationship and tension between the physical and the implied and finding a balance between the two.

Gallery Hours

Wed-Thur 12 noon to 4:00 pm
Friday 12 noon to 8:00 pm
Sat-Sun 12 noon to 4:00 pm
Mon - Tues Closed

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