Susan Sistrunk Gallery is excited to present Proserpina, a solo exhibit featuring the artwork of Grayson Chandler.
Proserpina, the Roman counterpart to the Greek goddess of Spring, is an allusion to Chandler’s spring solo, highlighting the significance of the otherworldly undertones that animate his work. With this in mind, Proserpina encourages an outlook which draws parallels between the forces, functions, and motivations calling for mythology, and the capacity we share to encode, explain, and distill real-world experience from a place of fiction.
Fascinated by the intrinsic order and beauty of nature, Grayson’s work attempts to capture and abstract its character in a manner that is uncanny, yet familiar. Deeply curious about the forces that govern human reason and faith, his work probes the amphibious network linking logic, intuition, consciousness, and emotion. Through this perspective, we are encouraged to draw upon our own experience as a means of shaping the border between real and imaginary. Moreover, we are encouraged to explore how the shape of our experience shapes how we see, and how what we see is largely colored by what we can recognize. Within this aesthetic, the spectator is invited to enter a space that meditates on the means through which we conceive and assign meaning to form.
*Refreshments and sangria offered by the gallery.
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*Additional parking is available on opposite side of the street.