The MAC presents "Hyperlocal" opening reception
The MAC will present "Hyperlocal," a curated exhibition of works by current studio artists. The inaugural and current group of studio artists includes Sheryl Anaya, Jeremy Biggers, Hatziel Flores, Riley Holloway, Laura J. Lawson, Jessica Martinez, Carmen Menza, Joel Murray, Kevin Owens, Fari Rahimi, Shawn Saumell, Kristina Smith, Lauren Tompkins, Melissa Turner Drumm, and Desireé Vaniecia.
Artistic practices range from traditional painting and sculpture to light/time-based installation. Although techniques, approaches, and concepts vary greatly between each of the artists, common themes do emerge.
Anaya, Rahimi, and Vaniecia reflect on loss and personal struggle. With an emphasis on terrestrial and alien landscapes, Owens, Menza, Saumell, and Lawson focus on ecological issues and human impact on the environment. Biggers, Drumm, Murray, and Smith use painting techniques to address a range of social and cultural commentary. Through representational, abstract, and fantastical approaches, Tompkins, Holloway, Flores, and Martinez deal with individuality, the familiar and outside influences on the self.
Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on view through December 21.