Cohn Drennan Contemporary presents Angel Fernandez and Kit Reisch: ReDux opening reception
Kirk Hopper Fine Art will host a pop up exhibition of Cohn Drennan Contemporary artists Angel Fernandez and Kit Reisch, titled ReDux. Reisch was recently in Dallas when this opportunity was made available by KHFA, so the gallery elected to revive the 2012 pairing of these two artists’ Sublimation Simulacrum exhibition.
Fernandez’ voluptuous, round and colorful sculptures explore masculinity formed by a pre-established dynamic with the female gender. The resultant vocabulary is playful and inviting which activates a curiosity warranting physical investigation. Reisch explores architectural forms that can be seen as surrogates for people. As societies, private entities or individuals create structures to serve their needs, it follows that the structure itself would reflect the character of the creating entity. Architecture becomes an inherent indication of cultural critique.
Reisch is a Dallas native currently residing in Prague with recent solo exhibitions in Bologna, Milan and Prague. His work was represented in VOLTA 8, Basel, Switzerland and Contemporary Istanbul. Residencies include Foundation OBRAS, Evoramonte, Portugal, Seoul Artspace Geumcheon, Seoul, Korea, MeetFactory, Prague, Czech Republic. Reisch was one of six artists in Here. There. & Beyond curated by Joan Davidow at the Dallas Contemporary in 2010.
Fernandez is a Fort Worth artist and Associate Professor of art at Tarrant County College, Trinity River Campus and taught at the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth. His sculptures have been exhibited at the Longview Museum of Fine Arts, the Wichita Falls Museum of Art, Art Santa Fe, multiple exhibitions at the Dallas Latino Cultural Center and the Fort Worth Sculpture Walk.
Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display through May 23.