Conduit Gallery presents Anthony Sonnenberg: "In Times Like These" opening reception
Conduit Gallery will present the third solo exhibition of work by Anthony Sonnenbert titled, "In Times Like These." The Texas-born, Fayetteville-based artist's latest exhibition examines morality, time, control, queerness and the body through a narrative of sculpture, embroidery, and photography.
Sonnenberg's latest body of work, created in the shadow of the election of Donald Trump, poses a question: Will we surrender tot he dark times or will we rise up and move forward? He explores this question, as well as life and death, facades, and the emergence of the queer body through a contemporary Baroque lens that is simultaneously divine and decaying. Sonnenberg kiln-fires layers of porcelain with everyday objects and memorials: flowers, chandeliers, woven baskets, tombstones and totems, and this exhibit also includes two personal self-portraits; one embroidered and one photographed.
Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on view through January 4.