Join Five Points Gallery for this Virtual Artist Talk and learn more about the artists and artwork from two of our three current exhibitions.
Moderated by Matthew Best.
Kasey Ramirez’s drawings and prints explore the tension between stability and impermanence. Ramirez states, “In my drawings and prints, buildings become a stand-in for humans, a metaphor for man-made efforts to create shelters that are ultimately vulnerable to environmental extremes.” Ramirez’s charcoal drawings depict skeletal structures which contain a sense of rise and collapse, of construction and disintegration that mirrors the precarious state in which humans find themselves in the twenty-first century.
Balam Soto and Mary Anne McCarthy are both inspired by the Greek word dendrites, which refers to trees found in nature and also to neurons in the human brain that resemble trees; however, their approaches to artmaking are vastly different. McCarthy’s intricate silverpoint drawings of nature and trees highlight the everlasting power of traditional artmaking. Soto’s interactive cube sculpture uses video, light, and the effect of active human presence to celebrate art's ever-changing capacity to influence how we think about ourselves and the world around us.
Gene Gort will not join the Live conversation but a prerecorded interview will be featured at some point during the talk.