!Pop That!
Jan
18
to Feb 8

!Pop That!

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Gallery Eola presents
!Pop That! A very, very, very, poppin' exhibit by Em's Revenge

Maressa Roberts (Em's Revenge) Artist Statement:

“My artwork comes from a comical, light hearted place. Vibrant colors, popular nostalgia, and clever mashups are all recurring themes in my work. I enjoy being able to create imaginative pieces that offer an "upside down" perspective of the world around me. Each piece I make really is a peek into a realm of my mind saturated with vibrant themes that feel very recreational."
                                                                                 

OPENING RECEPTION:
Thursday, January 18th @ 7PM-10PM

CLOSING RECEPTION:
Thursday, February 8th @ 7PM-10PM

ARTIST TALK:  Friday, February 9th @ 8PM-10PM

GALLERY HOURS:
Thu/Fri, 5:30pm-9:30pm & Sat/Sun, 11am-4pm
-or by appointment-

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"Friends Take Road Trips" Opening Reception
Dec
21
7:00 PM19:00

"Friends Take Road Trips" Opening Reception

Gallery Eola presents
Friends Take Road Trips by Halsi and James Fahye

Artist Statements: 

The grass might not be greener on the other side. But you still won't be sure until you try and find out if it is or not. Move around and see everything around you. Don't just try and look at what surrounds you. Understand where you are. Discover where you want to be.

Halsi "Halsi has a very iconic style, using symbols & a simplistic character he can cross the border between the idea and the execution. His artwork conveys various ideals pertaining to environmentalism, social inequality, and emotional distress, while having child like outlooks and solutions on life. His style and his messages strives to be congruently simple in the solutions for such problems the world faces."

James Fahye "All the pieces that I have included in this show are my interpretation of places that I have recently come to fully appreciate. All on my quest to understand my home and the places that surround it. Ultimately, to see if the grass is greener on the side. Finding a place where I can finally comehomejames."

OPENING RECEPTION:
Thursday, December 21st @ 7PM-10PM

CLOSING RECEPTION:
Thursday, Janurary 11th @ 7PM-10PM

GALLERY HOURS:
Thu/Fri, 5:30pm-9:30pm & Sat/Sun, 11am-4pm
-or by appointment-

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Strange Grls, a Psych Cat exhibition
Nov
16
7:00 PM19:00

Strange Grls, a Psych Cat exhibition

Gallery Eola presents
Strange Grls, a Psych Cat exhibition. Featuring artists Mary Dodd, Madison Fischer, Elizabeth Fleming, and Justin Mitchell. 

Strange Grls is composed of four talented artists who make art that expresses deep emotions and questions what exactly it means to be “human”, often leaving the viewer with feelings of discord and melancholy. The artists, through unique combinations of medium, attempt to process their feelings, beliefs, and questions about life itself. The works incorporate intricate lines and simple compositions to provide a sense of elegance, while the content conveys a sense of longing and introspection.  Playful nuances of surrealism serve to induce a state of transfixion, trapping the viewer between the beauty and dissonance of each piece.  

Artist Statements: 

Mary Dodd uses clean line work to define subjects against a surrealist landscape. She creates a story-board using simple composition and symbols. The discord of the emotions conveyed leaves the audience longing to understand the purpose of"why" and "who" the artist is.

Madison Fischer applies printmaking techniques to her paintings. She uses negative space to bring focus to figures and empower her subjects. Her use of complex line-work provides a sense of uneasiness about where the subject begins and ends; reminding us of the blurry lines between our internal being and the external world.

Elizabeth Fleming merges painting and photography in her practice. Through an emphasis on color, symbolism, and composed imagery she approaches surrealism from a new perspective. Her work is a direct reflection of internal conflict and growth and ultimately serves as a therapeutic method of record keeping for the artist.

Justin Mitchell utilizes painting, performance, and sculpture in his practice. The combination of mediums serves to compound the effect of each. His work emphasizes the oddities of the human figure and questions what it means to be a participant in the world around us.

OPENING RECEPTION:
Thursday, November 16th @ 7PM-10PM

CLOSING RECEPTION:
Thursday, December 14th @ 7PM-10PM

GALLERY HOURS:
Thu/Fri, 5:30pm-9:30pm & Sat/Sun, 11am-4pm
-or by appointment-

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Oct
19
to Nov 9

Whose Mouth Should I Use To Talk?

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Gallery Eola presents
Whose Mouth Should I Use to Talk?

Artist Statement: "My work explores the anxiety of being inside a body. I use the figure as a means of exploring this disconnect. My figures have a complicated relationship with their own bodies. They are constantly shifting and ambiguous, never maintaining a stable identity. They have traits and characteristics which mimic ours, but they can't quite make it work. Caught in a constant loop of failure, they occupy an unsure psychological space between humor, grotesquery, and pity. We empathize with them, but we aren't sure how to approach them. 

While they are dealing with our presence, my figures must also deal with the stress of being socialized. The spaces they reside in are similarly compromised and confused, entangling concepts of public and private, as well as domestic and metropolitan. Claustrophobic and unstable, these interiors shuffle through modes of representation like a half-remembered memory."

OPENING RECEPTION:
Thursday, October 19th @ 7PM-10PM

CLOSING RECEPTION:
Thursday, November 9th

GALLERY HOURS:
Thu/Fri, 5:30pm-9:30pm & Sat/Sun, 11am-4pm
-or by appointment-

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