Wednesday, June 03, 2009
Opening Final Friday, May 29th with a catered reception that evening from 6-11 pm is Systems, new work by Mindy Kober. The exhibition runs through Saturday, June 20th with normal gallery hours Tuesday through Saturday, 11-3 pm.
Mindy Kober brings a series of gouache paintings on paper to 1305 next month, arriving straight from Houston where she lives and works. With them come a range of themes and influences. They could be described as juxtaposed cartoons, out of context environments, or colorful commentary, and you still would only be skating the surface of the work. These surfaces are brightly colored illustrations on paper, manipulating popular iconic American imagery by forcing it into unfamiliar or ironic settings. Often as a viewer Kober's paintings lure you in as simple, fun, and bright scenes that are easily digested. It takes longer examination to see the motives behind the juxtapositions and relationships in the work, which belie political commentary and themes like catastrophe, war, destructive children, and nationalism.
You can meet the artist for one night only on Final Friday, May 29th from 6-11 pm, when she'll be visiting from her home in Texas. You can see the work anytime through June 20th, so make sure you stop in soon!
Lily Mulberry, Director
1305 Main St.
Cincinnati, OH 45202