I have been drawn to the modernist idiom all my life. Incorporating its language by using various industrial forms and structures such as the Coney Island Cyclone roller coaster, motorcycle racetracks, display stands, and currently the Eames fiberglass shell chair. This body of work utilizes found/collected objects, transforming them into another form and life. Contained in these objects is an implied utopic future that was promised, but has come to pass: while it's idealism still beckons.
I reconfigure my sources by building additions, or attachments which are biomorphic in nature. Precision cuts, re-assembling, joining multiple pieces together reinterprets and breaths new life into the Eames icon: a seemingly perfect form. It is at once an homage, and an act of destruction, making unique a mass produced item.
- Bruce Dow
Dow's "Gang of Four" sculpture will be featured alongside the gallery's September exhibitions.
Come see. Get close. Delve deeper. Please join us in the galleries to hear selected artists from the Guild Group Show discuss their work. Free and open to the public.
Bruce Dunbar - "I am interested in evoking the themes of balance, equilibrium, transience, ephemerality, memory, and the dualism of earthly life."
Michael Manning - "The dual and ambivalent nature of human beings has long been a dominant theme in my work. My paintings often situate human and animal figures in otherwise abstract environments."
Nancy Nikkal - "I create geometric collage in the context of modern art. In concept, I am exploring the issue of privacy. My collage grids are about open and closed spaces, entries and barriers. Can you see through? Can you get in?"
Margaret Roleke - "I am an artist who creates politically aware work. There are problems and chaos in the world around us and I deal with these issues in my art."
Marjorie Tomchuk - "My art explores the tension between two dimensional and three dimensional representations. Playing with linear and undulating perspective with embossing, the investigation of space develops into a textured view of our world."