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Redbud Gallery presents Ken Luce: "Artifacts of the Voyage: 1985-1995" opening reception

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Image courtesy of Ken Luce

Redbud Gallery will present the exhibition "Artifacts of the Voyage: 1985-1995," a survey of the works by longtime Houston artist Ken Luce. 

Luce develops his work on a highly individualistic trajectory. Discarded, weathered, materials, abandoned as detritus, are reimagined, combined, and mediated into three dimensional assemblages that quite often blur the original application, if any can be discerned, of the various components. The whole of the composition radically changes the context of each element that is hiding within plain sight.

The discovery of an object, close to unrecognizably camouflaged (and sometimes the complete opposite is true), having been assimilated into the realm of other unlikely objects and materials, can easily become a visual preoccupation in itself. Appearing as spontaneously random, each work is meticulously thought through by the artist, referential, visual nuances are not accidental. Sly implications to early 20th century modernism and other references, as commonplace as a child’s pull toy, are simultaneously at odds with one another, while asserting an unlikely, but visually cohesive, unity.

It’s an impossible edge that Luce is able to achieve effortlessly. Luce’s work breaks down preconceived, barriers with wit and humor, sometimes subtle, sometimes not. It’s a strategy that enables him to take his work beyond judgmental, predefined boundaries, engaging with the viewer, while sharing the importance of enjoyment he derives in making each object unmistakably his own.

The exhibition will remain on display through November 3.

Redbud Gallery will present the exhibition "Artifacts of the Voyage: 1985-1995," a survey of the works by longtime Houston artist Ken Luce.

Luce develops his work on a highly individualistic trajectory. Discarded, weathered, materials, abandoned as detritus, are reimagined, combined, and mediated into three dimensional assemblages that quite often blur the original application, if any can be discerned, of the various components. The whole of the composition radically changes the context of each element that is hiding within plain sight.

The discovery of an object, close to unrecognizably camouflaged (and sometimes the complete opposite is true), having been assimilated into the realm of other unlikely objects and materials, can easily become a visual preoccupation in itself. Appearing as spontaneously random, each work is meticulously thought through by the artist, referential, visual nuances are not accidental. Sly implications to early 20th century modernism and other references, as commonplace as a child’s pull toy, are simultaneously at odds with one another, while asserting an unlikely, but visually cohesive, unity.

It’s an impossible edge that Luce is able to achieve effortlessly. Luce’s work breaks down preconceived, barriers with wit and humor, sometimes subtle, sometimes not. It’s a strategy that enables him to take his work beyond judgmental, predefined boundaries, engaging with the viewer, while sharing the importance of enjoyment he derives in making each object unmistakably his own.

The exhibition will remain on display through November 3.

Redbud Gallery will present the exhibition "Artifacts of the Voyage: 1985-1995," a survey of the works by longtime Houston artist Ken Luce.

Luce develops his work on a highly individualistic trajectory. Discarded, weathered, materials, abandoned as detritus, are reimagined, combined, and mediated into three dimensional assemblages that quite often blur the original application, if any can be discerned, of the various components. The whole of the composition radically changes the context of each element that is hiding within plain sight.

The discovery of an object, close to unrecognizably camouflaged (and sometimes the complete opposite is true), having been assimilated into the realm of other unlikely objects and materials, can easily become a visual preoccupation in itself. Appearing as spontaneously random, each work is meticulously thought through by the artist, referential, visual nuances are not accidental. Sly implications to early 20th century modernism and other references, as commonplace as a child’s pull toy, are simultaneously at odds with one another, while asserting an unlikely, but visually cohesive, unity.

It’s an impossible edge that Luce is able to achieve effortlessly. Luce’s work breaks down preconceived, barriers with wit and humor, sometimes subtle, sometimes not. It’s a strategy that enables him to take his work beyond judgmental, predefined boundaries, engaging with the viewer, while sharing the importance of enjoyment he derives in making each object unmistakably his own.

The exhibition will remain on display through November 3.

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WHERE

Redbud Gallery
303 E. 11th St.
Houston, TX 77008
https://www.redbudgallery.com/

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