HOT FUN Work by, Kristin Hough, Jeff Mayry and David Mohr
July 11 through August 10
Reception on July 11 from 5:30 – 7:30
Gallery Hours: Wed – Saturday 11 – 4
HOT FUN is a 3 person show that moves the viewer through different states of pleasure, using color, narrative and written language. Each artist provides a different form of escape, where the viewers senses are heightened beyond the everyday. These are moments in time we bask in - when it is our reality - and crave when it is gone.
David Mohr's paintings are a reminder that the nature of all things is dissolution. Highlighting nameless moments that he describes as "gentle" and "barely-there", Mohr pulls oil paint across stretched canvases, his surfaces of color reveal their own making. Experimenting with the physicality of light and color, he explores abstraction as a reflection of perpetual change. Mohr received his MFA in 2014 from Mills College in Oakland CA. He received the Jay Defeo Fellowship Award in 2014 and the Herringer 1st Year Students MFA Prize for Excellence in Art. Mohr lives and works in Northern California.
Kristin Hough's work takes a look at how we spend our time. What do we watch, what do we eat - where do we find purpose in a capitalistic society that values clocked hours? She and the viewer become voyeurs. Mirrored in reality TV, digital forums & social media - She greedily steals language & imagery from them all. Can the millennial God be found on The Bachelor or at the Grand Canyon? Her guess is in both. Hough received her MFA in 2016 from UC Davis. She is recipient of the Freeman Gadbury Award, the Margrit Mondavi Fellowship, and many others. She is the Curator and Co-founder of Outback Arthouse in Los Angeles, CA.
Focusing on the poetics of mark and color, Jeff Mayry's work hovers between abstract and figurative. Beginning with strategized nervous excitement, his compositions coalesce and develop the whole. Combined with a healthy dose of humor, he depicts mental and emotional states that touch on various topics such as desire, self introspection & the concept of inner lives. Mayry received his MFA from UC Davis in 2016. He was the recipient of the Fay Nelson Award. Mayry lives and works in Sacramento, CA.