The Art Gym presents Endings, an exhibition featuring new work by Srijon Chowdhury and Bobbi Woods. Chowdhury and Woods source a combination of recognizable objects and narrative imagery to investigate the structures of myth and materialism. Commonplace storytelling devices are laid bare in the artists’ examinations of memory aided by hyperbole and double entendre. Chowdhury’s dreamlike oil paintings exist between knowledge and emotion, evoking the understanding of the present as part of a larger intuited history. Woods appropriates everyday objects and their likenesses, through photography, to allude to the beauty of subversive idioms. Chowdhury and Woods will also concurrently curate exhibitions at their respective venues, Chicken Coop Contemporary and Private Places. As self-catalyzed, self-funded spaces for contemporary art, Chicken Coop Contemporary and Private Places exemplify expanded models for artist support and a regional ingenuity for exhibition-making.
On View: January 16 – March 4, 2018