Katy Kidd, 1983. 2016. Oil on birch panel. 49" x 48"
The ubiquitous jerry can, religious statues, slums, the jet set, plastic chairs, fire, old cars, and flora & fauna are all subjects that Katy Kidd paints in attempt to explore social and environmental issues, and to inspire the viewer to think outside of themselves. She is fascinated with the common thread of those with means and those without, such as how we use objects, what we worship, how we live, the debris of man made objects and the resilience of the plant and animal world.
Katy Kidd, Smoking Buddha. 2016. Oil & spray paint on birch panel. 24" x 24"
Katy Kidd, Fire on the Lawn. 2015. Oil on birch panel. 12" x 12"
Katy Kidd, Young Grasshopper, 2016. Oil on birch panel. 8" x 8"
Katy Kidd, Jerry Can. 2016. Infill, screen print ink and spray paint on fabric. 19" x 14" x 7"
Jerry Wellman, Emanations from one continuum. Acrylic and india ink. 19.5" x 25"
Jerry Wellman presents a collection of drawings, images from published books, and books he anticipates, someday, will be published. Throughout his work, regardless of the subject that drives his investigation, there abides a sense of wonder.
Shadows, written over 20 years ago, withe the help of funding from the pre-eviscerated NEA, is a playful poetic examination into how we make meaning. What To Do With a Dead Pinon, written during the bark beetle infestation, contains reveries about tree worship, ecology, and the self-organizing principle. Wellman's most recent book, Emblems of Hidden Durations, explores concepts of death and deathlessness. An ongoing project since the passing of his brother, almost 35 years ago, the book is inspired by his investigations of Eastern thought, funerary architecture, poetry, and philosophy. The publication of the book was accompanied by an installation in the Axle Contemporary step van. Also featured in this exhibition are new works from the book he is currently working on tentatively titled, There Must Be Something.
Jerry Wellma, Angels All Over.
Jerry Wellman, Monument.
Jerry Wellman, On Fire.
Jerry Wellman, Thoughts Are Things.