"Portraits of Some States"
February 10 through March 9, 2024
Opening Reception: Sat, February 10, 2024, 6 to 8 pm
Talk with the Artists and light happy hour:
Sat, March 2, 2024 @ 4 pm
Rautzhan, the founder and curator for the local art gallery, Cabin Contemporary states, "My practice swings between sincerity and honesty. Sincerity remembers to imagine possible futures. Honesty recognizes wasteful materialism. Then, sincerity and honesty swing homesick materials between memory and experience until settling on a present, a magical rewiring, a negative utopia. If an aesthetic experience may result only in pleasure or not pleasure, my practice seeks to inform the subjective affect so that pleasurable or not pleasurable experience might become a channel for tacit knowledge. Any product of my art making process is prepared to test this suggestion in public.”
Francis, an artist based in Easton PA, states, “My approach to painting is automatic and engaged, similar to free writing; a knee-jerk process that’s informed sometimes by writing prompts or found images. The work is usually started and finished in the same day."