Friday: “Synthesis” at Hang It
The slightly-hidden picture framing business and art gallery Hang It presents two artists with colorful perspectives. “Synthesis” combines the talents of watercolorist Silvia Yordanova and sculpture/installation artist Brant Kingman. Yordanova’s watercolor monoprints explore the middle ground between experience/reality and imagination. Her prints are partially completed images that require the viewer to fill in the blanks. Meant to represent a moment in time, Yordanova’s work includes blurred edges and blocks of color, creating a display of visual imperfection.
Kingman creates sculptures and installation art intended to allow the viewer to insert him/herself into the scenario. His latest work focuses on shields fashioned from construction waste which he carves and then paints. To add a modern twist, Kingman creates a niche in the shields to hold an iPad or other tech devices, emphasizing the contrast between ancient tribal weapons and modern technology. Spend some time at this exhibit’s opening night in an effort to experience the connection between artist and viewer. 7 p.m. Free. —RO
Gallery 122 at Hang It, 122 SE 8th St., Mpls., 612-874-7222, hangitinc.com
(Featured image: ”Three Male Shields” by Brant Kingman)