Tim Rechner creates abstract art instinctually and automatically. Rechner often employs blind drawing techniques attempting to tap in to subconscious, rhythmic controlled chaos. There is a strong emphasis on an all over compositional flow enforced by this skeletal framework of assertively drawn graphite lines.
Themes in his work include freedom, beauty, heartache, depression and optimism. Rechner often emulates the raw spontaneity and enthusiasm found in mark making found in children’s artwork. Rechner also draws upon 20th century artists such as de Kooning, Gorky, Matta, Twombly, Basquiat, Riopelle and Borduas.
Campbell Wallace is a figurative painter working from found photography. Many of these photographs have been discarded, forgotten, or ignored - in dumpsters, recycling bins, family and friends’ albums, thrift stores, and most recently, the internet. They represent the loss of privacy in an environment where cameras are so much a part of the landscape that many people are no longer even cognizant of them.
"Narrative portraits allow me to paint what interests me most about a person – their interactions, failures, and triumphs. I first became interested in portraiture while in school, seeing an intriguing photo in a magazine showing someone wearing a mask and top-hat. The image was striking and powerful, and I began searching for and painting images with a similar intensity and magic." -Campbell Wallace
Opening Reception: October 21, 2017 from 2 - 5 pm (Artists will be in attendance)