June 3 - July 22, 2022
From Invisible Genie Gallery:
“This Exhibition of digital drawings by Morgan Kuster features her new work that’s inspired by the bold street rats of covid-era Washington, DC. Kuster’s creative drive kept alive despite the lockdown and a rat infestation. Rat TraFfic was born in the backyard of a DC neighborhood. Just how bad was this rat traffic? Bad enough to make the neighborhood newsletter for having the worst rat problem in the entire neighborhood. Bad enough a pile small rocks and wood chips was kept to chuck at the brazen creatures scuttling by. Kuster is a trained textile artist. This style of work is unprecedented for the artist, who primary works with very involved hands on processes and techniques. Exhausted by the pandemic life, but still needing to make art, the artist turned to a different method of working and experimenting. The very first rAt TrAfFic pieces were first hand drawn on paper then the color work was done with alcohol marker then digitalized into pop colorful prints. Pieces in the exhibition are filled with symbols personal to the artist’s experience during this time and repeat throughout the works. A number of pieces are portraits of residents of Mt Pleasant, Washington, DC and others could be considered self-portraits of the artist. The vibrant colors speak to a need for the vivacity and freedom of life unregulated by masks and a pandemic while the eyes and expressions each creature represent the vast range of emotions and needs a person experiences and has to manage all at once.
The Exhibition opens on June 3 from 7 to 11pm at Invisible Genie Gallery 321 SW 7th. Amarillo, Texas”
Reception: June 3, 2022 | 7–11 pm
321 SW 7th Avenue, Amarillo, TX.
Amarillo, 79101 TexasGet directions