Kettle Art Gallery presents Justin Clumpner: "Sacred" opening reception
Kettle Art Gallery presents "Sacred,” new works by Justin Clumpner, featuring current illustrations and paintings by the artist, as well as an exclusive, immersive installation, in the artist's first solo exhibition at the gallery.
Clumpner’s work continues to explore the implications of America as a “Christian nation.” Working primarily in paint and collage, he depicts symbolic narratives built around portraiture. Using newspaper and advertisements as source material, Clumpner looks to our contemporary existence to find the maddening, the ironic, and the absurd. He uses this imagery to create secular icons of morality inspired by the stained glass windows and illuminated manuscripts that were ever-present in his upbringing. Using these same symbolic elements mixed with contemporary imagery, he creates something both new and familiar.
Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display through July 8.