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    VONN SUMNER – BURNING DOWN THE HOUSE

    Exhibition Dates: February 27th, 2021 – March 20th, 2021

     

    Opening Reception: Saturday, February 27th, 12-5pm

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    Gallery Hours: Wednesday - Saturday, 1 – 5pm with Masks and Social Distancing.

     

    Holly Elander -  

    "When I was 10 years old my family called the police thinking they heard a burglar walking on the roof. It turned out to be a rather large raccoon. On another day we pulled up to our house to find a 6 ft long snake sunbathing in our driveway. One Halloween a small pack of coyotes followed us on our slow trek throughout the neighborhood. And for a couple of weeks in the springtime two ducks paddled in our pool more than we probably did for the whole year. 

     

    With this series I wanted to create a whimsical tribute to all of the animals who have come to visit throughout the years by making my home theirs."

     

    Vonn Sumner -  

    "To spend the time that I spend on paintings, I need to really love and have a connection to the things I am painting: the haunting beauty and mystery of old abandoned buildings and warehouses, the human trace left in graffiti and the subsequent cover-up paint, the ways that we mark our lived-in environment.  I am interested in the way that dumpsters and trashcans contain the evidence of our lives, the things we don’t want to keep anymore, or the things that we don’t want others to see.  I love the effortless style and total indifference of cats, the way they remain wild and separate no matter how much we try to domesticate them. I become almost hypnotized by the way that fire lights our rituals and and our disasters, and by the way the smoke smells from a distance.

     

    By the time I completed this body of work, the world around us had shifted so much that I now see these paintings in a totally different way. Empty buildings and the signs of people on the streets have different and more urgent resonances to me now. Fires and graffiti have different associations for me now.  And I wonder what it all looks like to cats."