Jonas Criscoe & Brian Johnson Confluence Then Redaction & Jennifer Davis At Decoygallery

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CONFLUENCE THEN REDACTION

Jonas Criscoe & Brian Johnson

Opening Reception: Saturday, October 24, 7-10pm
Exhibition Dates: October 24 – November 22, 2015

“Confluence Then Redaction” features large scale, silkscreen and mixed media works by Jonas Criscoe depicting nature’s ability to reclaim abandoned human structures, and ink on mylar drawings by master printmaker Brian Johnson, using layered imagery to references pop culture in sinister yet humorous ways.

Jonas Criscoe
These works were created using individually hand-silkscreened prints, portions of discarded packaging and various other found objects and imagery. They are on one hand a conversation between old-time quilt making and modernist geometric abstraction, and on the other, a means of exploring the patina of wear and exposure on surfaces, while depicting nature’s ability to reclaim the spaces and things that we abandon.

Brian Johnson
My recent drawings play with graphic clarity, both implied and the absent. Sharply drawn dark forms appear as fragments, like carefully edited bits of information. Simultaneously, other forms are suggested in the negative space. Both are visual clues to a larger whole; the viewer is left the task of completing the images.

Jennifer Davis at decoy gallery

decoy
grayDUCK's sister space, decoy, is a sometimes pop-up gallery within (or relatively near) the walls of grayDUCK Gallery. As an adjunct space, decoy provides flexibility that is not always possible with grayDUCK’s long projected exhibition calendar. For decoy, the progression from conception to curation to presentation is greatly reduced, providing an opportunity to show work that is relevant to a particular event, or is only available for a condensed period.

Jennifer Davis
My current work is a series of whimsical and emotional narrative portraits that attempt to portray my own experiences and desires and relate them to more universal truths about the world we live in. The animals, objects, people and places depicted each have unique meaning that relates to my own life and experiences but attempt to communicate something subtly recognizable and personal for the viewer as well. Each story is played out in a dreamland that somehow feels like home. The surreal Candyland-like exteriors and unbridled playfulness hint at a darker undercurrent just below the surface. Such is the delicate balance between the subjects more bestial natures and their more humane and generous qualities.
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