- Taxi Thunder
- acrylic on canvas
- 60 x 60 inches
- Exhibition: The Future is Fluid
- Showing: June 29th 2018 - August 4th 2018
Space Gallery is pleased to present a group exhibition with new work by Miguel Edwards, Michael Hedges and Monroe Hodder titled The Future is Fluid. Referring both to the unrest and openness in our current society, the work presented in this exhibition reflect the emotions of these transition in the twisting and deliberate distortion of order. Each artist uses fluid lines to achieve balance and meaning.
Miguel Edwards is based in Bend, Oregon. “Time, chaos and intuition are the co-conspirators in my creative process. Whether my medium is steel, glass, or film, it is the act of creation that defines my work.. I try to create artworks that invite everyone to re-discover the curiosity we all had as children: to encourage us to see life as full of possibilities and to value our experience in the present.”As a public artist, Miguel has worked with the cities of Seattle, Bellevue, Palm Springs, Edmonds, and Auburn as well as the international exhibition at Peace Arch Park.
The Chicago based painter, Michael Hedges is focused on evoking a reaction from the viewer, good or bad, by creating fluid vibrations. “I strive to create intense, even and stunning color relationships that are balanced by form and texture into a controlled elegance.” His brushwork is an organic fluid response to the layer that went down before it. His forms are “loosely defined by a drawing that acts as a skeleton and ecto-skeleton both beneath and above the finished work. The application of the media to the painting surface is of utmost importance to me.” The paint is applied with great bursts of energy and fluidity.
New York based Monroe Hodder’s paintings are a luminous entanglement of fragile webs that “sometimes seem in motion, as if a strong wind is blowing at the seams of these linear patterns.” Hodder sees the world in a current state of openness and flow. Her layering of vibrant colors provides a platform of expression when paired with her overlaying grids creates representational imagery that reflects emotions of transition. “The work, in the end, is intended to relate to the complex, cacophonic world of our day – to the interconnected and networked lives we lead.”
Highlights and 360 views from the exhibition will be available at www.spacegallery.org.