Join Page Bond Gallery 6 THE WILD BEASTS: Peter Cochrane, NOT FOR WALLFLOWERS: Laurie Fisher, and FLEET: Sarah Boyts Yoder.
In Peter Cochrane’s series, The Wild Beasts, his vivid still life photographs transform imagery that would have historically read as mere symbolic details into compositions representing personal “Thank Yous” to his ever-expanding queer chosen family and mentors. These works exist as intimate portraits that respond to the artist’s personal relationship with each person, as well as comment on the use of Nature against queer people in legal systems across the planet.
Laurie Fisher’s bold, color block oil paintings evoke parameters of contingency and reliance, calling attention to the precarious, and often wrought, nature of balance though abstracted formal compositions. Fisher builds the architecture of each metaphor using color, line, organic shapes, straight edges and layers–resulting in the artist’s authentic, visceral responses to the world.
Sarah Boyts Yoder’s new solo exhibition, FLEET, presents tropes of mortal reconciliation with the constant state of flux and fleeting moments that comprise our world at large. Using a visual lexicon of symbols that she has generated over time, Boyts Yoder’s colorful, abstracted works articulate how space extends and collapses all around us in liminal celebrations of cacophonous graffiti.
Exhibitions are open June 6th through July 3rd, 2019.