Opening Reception September 6, 5-8 pm. With music by Doug Hallberg & Janet Joy Dobert.
Exhibition displays through September 22.
Gallery hours: Thurs & Fri: 2pm – 6pm, Sat & Sun: 11am – 3pm
MANNEQUIN EXPRESSIVE BY MANNEQUIN DEPRESSIVE
WHO IS WATCHING WHOM? She looked at me from across the pedestrian mall as though beckoning that I approach her. She was trapped on two sides by the glass and on the other by a stark black wall. The crystal chandelier above her head sparkled like stars in the night of the day. Was she looking at me or I at her. Was I the observed and she the observer. Her body exposed, mine shrouded in cloth, I felt naked in her gaze.
L. Jamie Ormiston
The intention is to produce a rhythmic overflow, a paper quilt of certain images and words–themes repeated, subtly transformed, juxtaposed in the spirit of good old fashioned bricolage …as the eight-and-a-half by eleven, the profile picture, the cover photo define a sometimes chaotic new golden section, I say why not? Social media sites, while giving an excellent opportunity to preen, have also become a pervasive format–the device a container for the messily impressionistic, expressionistic and etcetera.
My work uses building and industrial materials to investigate divisions and commercialization in the way society sees the world of skilled laborers and the trades through intersection of material, form, and technique.