Opening Reception: Concatenation

Sep 29, 2017

Linked to the previous Robischon Gallery exhibition through both artists and abstraction, “Concatenation” expands upon the dialogue initiated by innovative sculptors Jae Ko (D.C.), Ted Larsen (NM) and Derrick Velasquez (CO) to additionally include three recognized artists of distinction: Linda Fleming (CO/CA), Amy Ellingson (CA), and Katy Stone (WA).

Through the varied practices of the six artists on view, the exhibition further investigates the territory of Material Abstraction within the visual vernacular of the curvilinear. Each artist’s conceptual and progressive approach toward form, surface application and their personal sense of color are similarly revealed – whether it be through processes of digital means, employing the subtleties of an Ombre technique or a compelling use of light and reflection. The elaborate six-part presentation features a wide range of scale and media including adding machine paper, automotive metals, vinyl and encaustic. Concurrently presented in the Viewing Room Gallery is a series of complex, monochromatic abstractions by Erin Wiersma (KS), utilizing densely layered acrylic and graphite on paper.