Joan Robey Opening Reception "Expect the Unexpected"

$0    |  Sep 7, 2019  |  6:00PM - 9:00PM

Vulnerability and aggression are inherent in mankind and the things we create, just as they are in the forces of nature. “Expect the Unexpected” explores these concepts within the desert climate.  Robey sees the desert as visually conflicting, pitting beauty and danger in the same arena, and thus, a perfect metaphor for the human condition. She utilizes the Japanese aesthetic of wabi-sabi, juxtaposing transience and imperfection with a positive opportunity for re-use based on an implicit sadness in discarded objects. This exhibition takes a light and breathy tone, leaning towards a more poetic understanding of the desert.