“Four White Walls and a Sermon” Exhibition

R.K. Projects

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Installed from June 13 to June 30 inside a temporary storefront, the exhibition features paintings and installation that utilize abstraction to build structures that hinge on personal narrative and symbology.

The exhibition title, Four White Walls and a Sermon, is reference to both the physical space and ideological space created by the installation.The word ‘sermon’ refers not to a religious exhortation, but instead to personal discourse built on spiritual inquiries in art via the nature of relationships to symbols, materials, process, narrative, performance, and fiction. Each exhibiting artist embraces storytelling and myth-making by creating visual systems based on their ideologies, cultural heritage, and histories of spiritual development — a practice of self-generated, semiotic anthropology.

In addition to exhibiting a series of new paintings, Rubens Ghenov installed a site-specific work comprised of a Chinese wooden rice box that houses a mix of audio loop s the artist made and titled, Songs of Exile. The physicality of their apparatus references Tibetan chant boxes.

Calling upon his history as a “first-generation, urban Indian”, Duane Slick’s studio practice encompasses abstract and narrative painting, storytelling and artist books. He is best known for his use of references culled from tribal stories, legacies of U.S. history, and contemporary, indigenous poetry. The character, Coyote - a deity, trickster, and culture hero figure of significance in traditional Native American stories, is prominently featured in this new series of paintings.

Martin Smick uses painting to elicit an access point to a space that is in flux. The accumulation of varied motifs and symbols, coupled with diverse material juxtapositions, create an evolving typology, a visual idiom through which Smick explores obscure realms of consciousness.



from June 13, 2013 to June 30, 2013

Opening Reception on 2013-06-13 from 18:00 to 21:00

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