Foundry Gallery Group Exhibition Requiem

By Editorial Team on January 12, 2021
Peterzell, October 8, 25 x 19, charcoal on paper.
Currently on view through January 31, 2021.

Thomas Dekker called the 1603 plague The Wonderful Year. And so 2020. The gallery’s all-member January show looks back, at where we are.

The densely emerging and disappearing figures in Barbara Pliskin’s painting suggest the desperation and hopefulness of protest. Kathryn Mohrman’s skeletal Smoke Rising reminds us that parts of our lives have turned to ash. Matt Malone and Curtis Ceppetelli’s Toe Tag 2020 shows us the monotony and danger of spending too much time with our desk and plants and the reflection of our own feet – a humorous claustrophobia like that of Groundhog Day or the Statler Brothers’ classic Countin’ Flowers on the Wall. In Tumble Courtney Applequist ruminates on the power of losing human contact, intertwined fingers conveying the anxiety of isolation; and Jay Peterzell depicts grief in October 8.

The show consists of some two dozen works by the Foundry’s member artists. The entire show is also on the gallery website.