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Go With the Grain: opening reception for s(and): an introduction

"Rosalind Franklin" by Kelly Eckel
"Rosalind Franklin" by Kelly Eckel

Put Exhibit/208 on your dance card for Friday, May 8. From 5 to 8pm, they’re hosting the opening reception for s(and): an introduction, a new group show featuring 13 local artists. The visual feast ranges from the bright, bold biomorphic forms of Lea Anderson to Dana Kleinman’s hard-edged aluminum and oil on canvas. Meanwhile, Stephanie Lerma’s “Dusk” is the kind of abstract line and color work that comes across a bit like a textile design at first glance, but evolves into a complex composition of line and color with deeper examination.

"Plume" by Cedra Wood
"Plume" by Cedra Wood

Of particular interest is the mixed media work of Kelly Eckel. Eckel’s knack for combining the processed visual artifacts of photography with the expressive breadth of gestural media really engages the imagination. She is keenly interested in exploring intersections of nature. Specifically, viewers will contemplate human nature juxtaposed with non-human nature, especially the animal and geometric forms in the world. Eckel’s work seems to draw one in with a visceral tension that stops just short of macabre.

"Fly By Night" by Rachel Popowcer
"Fly By Night" by Rachel Popowcer

If you can’t make the reception, find another time to check out this contemporary show held at 208 Broadway SE. It’s already open, and you can get in to see it Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 10am to 4pm. Attending the reception is just a great way to meet the artists and discuss the work with them directly. Exhibit/208 • Fri May 8 • 5-8pm • Free • ALL-AGES! • View on Alibi calendar

"Dusk" by Stephanie Lerma
"Dusk" by Stephanie Lerma