Figure It Out
May 18 - June 22, 2012
Contemporary history paintings by Robert McCann and Jesse Thomas share the galleries with Connie Caveglia Mielke's figurative sculpture and photographs by Erin Rivers.
Jesse’s paintings explore the arc of western pictorial form and thought. His domestic interior narratives, populated with “uniformed conspirators”, balance carefully rendered passages with direct paint applications to create tension between surface quality and illusionistic depth.
TV shows, cartoon characters, and folkloric monsters are comic-tragic back stories Robert McCann uses to function as an implicit critique on our fragmenting language in the information age. These at once allegorical and absurd imageries convey recurring themes of the tipping point between action and violence.
Connie Caveglia Mielke
Connie’s figurative sculptures integrate the architecture of the human shape with the influences on that form by the concepts and ideas that inspire, connect, and reveal the internal workings of the human mind. She uses glazes and stains sparingly to highlight the natural beauty of the clay.
Using a Hasselblad camera given to Erin by her late father, Erin’s photo journal explores the experiences her father had while on a road trip through Indiana.