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SAD Gallery is thrilled to announce our third exhibition, PAULS WORK, featuring Seattle-based artists Paul Komada and Paul Louis Nelson. Trained in the tradition of abstract painting, Komada has expanded into areas of sculpture, installation, and performance. On view for this exhibition, Komada's elegant, soft-sculptural forms use techniques of abstraction and knit-work, walking the line between craft and high-art. Nelson's work performs a similar balancing act. At once sincere and tongue-in-cheek, his pieces pull heavily from kitsch and craft while maintaining the meticulous presentation and display modes of contemporary art. Additionally, Nelson's background in photography remains evident in his focus on the recording and monumentalizing of time.

Puzzle pieces, stitching, layers of paint, each piece in PAULS WORK is a testament to hours spent, repeated motions, decisions made. Time-in and technique are laid bare for scrutiny. Using modes of production accessible to most, Komada and Nelson utilize, if not the ready-made, the ready-to-be-made in their respective practices. The mystery of production moves away from the 'how' into the realm of 'why', and 'to what end.' Through labor and deft handicraft Komada and Nelson elevate their materials, asking questions about worth, time, and what it means to work.

OPENING: Sep. 9th 7-10PM
www.reallyverysad.com

A special thanks goes out to the Art Up Phinneywood organization!
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