October 7 - November 1, 2019
“Work by three Dallas artists navigating the current times through their art practice.
Iris: Oriented around a phenomenological approach, Bechtol’s work explores the relationship between the body and the environment through abstracted forms. Using various materials and methods, her work aims to encourage others to contemplate the idea of “selfhood,” how we are connected to our surroundings, and how that impacts the body’s place in the world. Recent works manifest into physical form the traumas experienced by the human body and the earth.
Kristen: Cochran’s recent work explores the pleasures, absurdities and banalities of labor and the symbolic implications of laboring. Her transdisciplinary work shape shifts in the forms of sculpture, drawing, video and installation and is often comprised of quotidian materials such as bread, clay, clothing, shirt pockets and copper plumbing—materials used as they relate to the gestures, needs and aspirations of human beings at work.
Nic: “Memory and physical space are driving forces in Nic Mathis’s work. His subject matter is culled from the memories that persist after first impressions or vivid dreams, resulting in drawings and paintings of weeds, flowers, and the distorted forms of furniture, detritus, animals, and people. Mathis’s compositions record his reactions to these memories within the perimeters of the canvas, the paper, or even his immediate environment. Mathis’s interest in memory is driven by his experience with color synesthesia, a neurological phenomenon that elicits involuntary associations between colors and other entities, such as letters and numbers in individuals… Mathis builds upon personal memories, his own history of transience and collecting, and his unique relationship with color to create work that cannot help but stick within a viewers’ mind.”
Opening: October 18, 2019 | 7–9 pm
4849 W. Illinois Avenue
Dallas, 75211 TXGet directions