Dallas Design District gallery, Laura Rathe Fine Art (LRFA), announces a two-person exhibition featuring new works by Christy Lee Rogers and Dylan Gebbia-Richards. LRFA will be hosting the opening reception on Saturday, January 5th from 5:00-8:00pm with an artist talk at 6:45pm, moderated by gallery owner, Laura Rathe.
Though one might think an artist has full control over the creation of their art, artists Christy Lee Rogers and Dylan Gebbia Richards let natural phenomena have the last say. Rogers’ photographs are inspired by masterpieces from the Baroque era, but rather than relying on a steady hand and control of a brush, she builds these scenes through the unexpected movements of submerged models, vintage drapery, and the refraction of light through water – as if they themselves are “painting” the scene. Her remarkable eye then catches these celestial moments of beauty and vulnerability through the lens.
Gebbia-Richards’ topographic paintings are a symphony of rich tones and densely layered texture. Through an intricate process of dripping wax, pigment and resin, he allows chance and gravity to define the direction of his work. By doing this, Gebbia-Richards seemingly charts undiscovered terrain that is reminiscent of mountainous ranges or vibrant coral reefs.
The undulating forms, prismatic pigments and glimmering light used in Rogers’ and Gebbia-Richards’ work captivate the senses and remind the viewer how the forces of nature shape our world.
Changing Tides will be on view through February 9th, 2019.