Opens Thursday, September 10th, 2020
A traveling group exhibition showcasing an international group of artists who are focused on challenging uses of Geometry, Color, Composition, Text, Form and Ad Hoc materials. Curated by Hyland Mather of Andenken Gallery and STRAAT Museum, "Direction/Instruction" features artwork from: Niels 'Shoe' Meulman, Cody Hudson, Graphic Surgery, Rubin415, Scott Albrecht, Evan Hecox, Mary Iverson, Anna Taratiel (aka 'OVNI'), Chinny Bond, Chad Hasegawa, Alexey Luka, Brittany Gould, and Hyland himself (thelostobject).
The exhibition is not necessarily intended as a reaction to illustrative, narrative, and representational art forms, but at the same time...definitely. Most of the artists featured are active in the urban realm and bent in new directions of creating form when using the street as a venue for their work.
In a gallery setting, they each deliver classically beautiful work that reminds and expands on ideas explored by fine art champs like Ellsworth Kelley, and Sol Lewitt.