Patterns of Consciousness — Stephen Shugart
Found objects and scrap material are transformed into light works investigating patterns of our daily existence in a disposable society. The works play with visual perception and are meditations on our individual and collective consciousness. For Shugart, working with light refers to quantum physics, chaos theory and ancient learnings about the nature of reality; light is a metaphor for consciousness and the horizonless, diaphanous interior light of the mind when eyes are closed.
Where Fun Lives – Dennis Pippen
Pop art paintings using vivid colors and optical effects. Featuring amusing rodeo themes and satirical gun culture. Large mash – up paintings with pop culture images incorporating 3-D objects. Brightly colored sculptures with geometric shapes on mannequin bodies.