May 14, 2009
KENNY HUNTER: Like Water in Water
NATHANIEL ROGERS: The Last Viking
May 30 – July 25, 2009
Conner Contemporary Art is delighted to present Like Water in Water, an exhibition of new sculptures and screenprints by Kenny Hunter and The Last Viking, an exhibition of new paintings by Nathaniel Rogers.
In his third solo-exhibition with the gallery, renowned Scottish artist Kenny Hunter alters conventions of monumental sculpture to describe tensions between the natural world and the man-made environment. In his signature style, the artist reveals nature’s adaptations to human encroachment. In the title piece, "Like Water in Water," a young stag gracefully steps through a discarded tire, as it crosses an imaginary pool of water. Hunter’s screenprints of philosophical and poetic quotes mediate our reflection on the theme of survival amid cycles of production and decay.
With his first solo-exhibition, The Last Viking, Nathaniel Rogers moves from *gogo art projects into our roster of gallery artists. Rogers updates Old World nursery rhymes, creating a series of oil paintings on wood panel filled with humorous insight on human folly. Attributes including toys and animals allude to “The Owl and the Pussycat,” and other tales, which Rogers identifies with current issues, such as the definition of marriage. Intensifying scenes with vivid depictions of fire, the artist romanticizes destruction popularized in action films and video games.
An opening night reception will be held Saturday, May 30th: 6-8pm.
Artists in attendance.
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