Barbara Shaiman, Karen Klee-Atlin, David Traylor & James Gill – Jan. 2nd – Feb. 1st

Theatrics

Opening: First Thursday, January 2nd, 5:00–8:00pm

Gallery Hours: Fridays & Saturdays, Noon – 5pm or by appt.

Statement

Theater is a way of calling attention to important things, to better understand ourselves and others and to entertain. It is a way to evince pathos but also to celebrate the foibles of life. It can take many forms from small, quiet gestures to large, loud and colorful displays.

In this show, a prelude of a more extensive show at SHIFT in June, four artists through ceramics, painting and photography use the idea of theater as a starting point to respond to our changing environment, to call out the silliness and capriciousness of modern life and to explore the concept of spectacle.