FAMILY, PSYCHE AND SOCIETY
NOVEMBER 7 TO DECEMBER 28, 2013
ARTISTS: Barbara Jo — Sculpture,
Albert Kogel — Constructions,
Andrew Polk — Paintings and Works on Paper
50/50 A Tribute to My Father by Barbara Jo is a sculptural remembrance of a beloved father lost too early. In this series she brings up the memory of childhood and her father who was always working on wood. This work is a collection of family moments, personal like a diary and universal like a good diary can be. Barbara Jo uses the basic materials of construction; wood, wire, metal and often combines them with found objects. Her forms are familiar objects rendered in unfamiliar scale, transparency or coarseness. While her father as a furniture maker was a perfectionist, Barbara Jo as an artist is more interested in the imperfect.
Albert Kogel has created an installation in one room, the Salon Gallery, of painted and carved plywood panels and kiosks constructed from these panels. His two and three dimensional works paint an inner portrait of the artist. These psychological portraits reveal a stark awareness of patterns, painted and carved. With intense colors and sharp lines he creates a space completely absorbed with content and movement.
Andrew Polk’s newest body of work is a commentary on our recent history and current culture. He has floated text over his lyrical compositions which is written in a private code. The text is perceived as a pattern of engaging symbols. Instead of didactic statements we are presented with provocative and colorful abstract paintings. His space gives the illusion of perspective and depth and his forms convey movement.
LOCATION: 154 E 6th Street, Tucson 85705
Open Tuesday - Friday 11am to 5pm
Saturday 11am to 4pm
PARKING AND ADMISSION: Free
CONTACT: Mike Dominguez
PHONE: (520) 629-9759