Archway Gallery opening reception: Masks, Monsters and Monoliths by Jim Adams and Sherry Tseng Hill
Archway Gallery presents Masks, Monsters and Monoliths featuring steel sculptor Jim Adams and painter Sherry Tseng Hill. The artists will be on hand to visit with guests during the exhibition opening reception that includes an artists' talk at 6:30 pm.
Jim Adams began creating steel sculpture in 2007 and immediately began showing his work in group and solo exhibitions. Adams' work is largely created from scrapped items from industry and infrastructure. This media was something before it became artwork and there is no attempt to deny that. The configurations of this media often drive what the work is to become. The works have a raw, earthy character and range from whimsical spoofs to dramatic abstracts.
Sherry Tseng Hill is fascinated by masks. Throughout history and across many cultures, masks have been used to convey diverse ideas from the mundane to the sacred, from practical to ritualistic, from light-hearted to the very serious. Like many artistic forms the use of masks reflects the human imagination and experience unique to individual cultures and specific times in history. Moreover, they allow the imaginative experience of what it may be like to be transformed into a different identity or simply to reinforce an existing social or spiritual identity.
On view through Feb. 5, 2015.