Gallery Flux

After Rodin: The Contemporary Figure

307B England St. Ashland, VA 23005
January 14 through February 27, 2016

Reception January 14 from 5:30-8:00 PM

Second Reception February 4 from 5:30-8:00 PM

Sthreshley exhibited two conceptural photography of feet on felt.

Artist Statement

These images on felt and their titles are conceptual works modeled on Rodin`s sculptures in the permanent collection of the National Gallery of Art. The unusual color is the result of illuminating the subject with light produced by electronic devices. This anomalous light is most often reflected in faces as we communicate through the device with those that are not present and ignore those that are present. This effect is most aberrant at night on city streets and in the dim environment of subway systems.

We are programmed to read faces and hands for emotional content. Rodin in his figurative sculptures invests the entire body with emotional energy. He is particularly concerned with how this energy makes contact with the earth or base. I present the stance of Rodin`s figures disconnected from their base in a contemporary light severing the connection to present place and time.

FEET TWEET
49" x 59"
Photograph on felt
2015

ALLEGEDLY A WALKING MAN
59" x 49"
Photograph on felt
2015