Mundus Inversus at Red Arrow Gallery Nashville
My works in the exhibition Mundus Inversus look to theater—ranging from Greek drama to Commedia dell'arte and Yiddish comedy—as a parallel to painting and a space of suspended disbelief.
Red Arrow Gallery
May 7–28, 2022
This exhibition was organized by Emily Weiner, with support from a Tri Star Arts 2021 Current Art Fund grant, a partner of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.
Mundus Inversus is a group presentation including Donté Hayes, Kimia Kline, Sara Mejia Kriendler, Linda Lopez and Emily Weiner at Red Arrow Gallery in Nashville, TN.
This show brings together sculpture, paintings, and installation by five America-based artists working in varied media. Ranging also in shape and size, the pieces on view share the common balancing act of merging—and subverting—dominant ideas of material value and symbolic form in the history of art and human culture.
Employing conventionally modest mediums (such as clay, wood, and aluminum), while formally evoking the miraculous or monumental, these artists embrace the mundane as a means of elevating personal and collective histories. The themes embodied in these pieces vary widely and derive from diverse perspectives, individually and collectively imparting the message that other stories are possible through handmade visual expression.