March 5 – April 18, 2015
GALA BENTA Chorus for the Multiverse
BLAKE HAYGOODThe How, What and Wherefore

First Thursday Artists Reception, March 5th, 6 to 8pm
Artists Talk, Saturday, March 21st, 1pm

(L) GALA BENT, Wrestler (The impossibility of a single dimension in the mind of someone who lives in several), 2015, mixed media on paper, 45 x 52 inches (R) BLAKE HAYGOOD, Bit Of Business, 2013, acrylic on panel, 60 x 48 inches

(L) GALA BENT, Wrestler (The impossibility of a single dimension in the mind of someone who lives in several), 2015, mixed media on paper, 45 x 52 inches (R) BLAKE HAYGOOD, Bit Of Business, 2013, acrylic on panel, 60 x 48 inches

GALA BENTA Chorus for the Multiverse
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Artist Statement – Gala Bent
One theory at work with physicists right now is the possibility of an infinity of universes– The Multiverse. My studies of these models, along with cosmologies of the past, have led me to contemplate unidimensional strings and an infinity of not only universes but parallel selves (!). This is my song about it, through works on paper and sculptural installation. A chorus for the multiverse. As much as anything, the work in this show is an admission of my inability to comprehend these ideas, as well as a celebration of drawing as a tool used by both artists and scientists for centuries to apprehend difficult material.

To view more work by Gala Bent, click here to visit her artist page.

BLAKE HAYGOODThe How, What and Wherefore
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Artist Statement – Blake Haygood
I consider myself an optimistic pessimist, or vice versa. My work is about entropy, disorder, randomness, decline, and unpredictability but also hope and humor. The vaguely organic/mechanical objects in my work are falling apart, but sometimes if you squint just right they might be coming together in a funny way. Growing up in the South might be lurking in my subconscious.

My recent drawings and paintings at G. Gibson Gallery have an expanded color palette, and in the newest paintings, I have abandoned line work altogether, instead focusing on solid blocks of color. Consuming thousands of trippy seventies comic books as a kid probably has something to do with my choices of colors.

My titles are not necessarily descriptive but do offer a tone that complements the content. They are often plays on words, sometimes with multiple meanings. Or they can be vague, like marketing blurbs or platitudes. An example is the title of the show: The How, What, and Wherefore. It’s so broad as to be almost meaningless.

Other examples:

This Only Seems Abnormal
We Plan For This

These are the types of phrases that can be comforting in certain situations but are so often used to sell something, whether politics or products.

To view more work by Blake Haygood, click here to visit his artist page.

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