Redbud Gallery art opening reception: There is no 'I' in suburb by R. Michael Wommack
There is no "I" in suburb is a series of pastel drawings by Philadelphia-based artist R. Michael Wommack. The works are his observations of growing up in an archetypal American 1950s subdivision called Levittown in Pennsylvania. He moved there with his family at the age of 7.
Started 8 years ago, the drawings were triggered by a dream of swimming in pools at night in his old neighborhood. Extraordinarily vivid, the colors in the drawings come from the dream, combined with subconsciously remembered imagery. While sociological statements are inevitable with such work, they are meant to remain ambiguous.
On view through Nov. 30.