Prographica’s exhibition model is similar to that of a repertory theatre, wherein the work of gallery and invited artists is showcased in rotating thematic exhibitions. It is the curator’s job to present shows of visually compelling works that relate to one another in unpredicted ways.
The works in Cross-Section, all new to the gallery, have that elusive quality that says to the viewer “look at me!” even as they connect with each other in provocative ways. Some connections are quite straightforward—works with narrative content provoke, in large part, a response through imagery while abstract works evoke responses through formal means.
Other interactions are more subtle. For example, there are several works that lead the viewer to ponder the degree of verisimilitude that exists (or doesn’t) in high-definition drawing and manipulated photography and, what that implies when one attempts to position a work in contemporary art. This show will help the viewer become better acquainted with Porgraphica artists and their various approaches to communicating visually.
David Bailin, Wes Christensen, Rimma & Valeriy Gerlovin, Dale Lindman, Robert Maki, Kimberly Trowbridge, Evelyn Woods, Andrew Yates