Ro2 Art will present "Creatures, Thoughts, and Travel" featuring new paintings by Dallas based artist Alexander Revier.
Revier applies maximalism, irony, and a cartoonish glee to reveal the dark truths inherent in a late-capitalist reality. In this newest body of work, the artist reflects on a personal voyage to the Pacific Northwest amidst the historic travel restrictions caused by 9/11 and the recent challenges to movement during a pandemic.
Revier is known for his gift to reveal paradox in a way that makes the viewer smile. This knack for humor was something the quarantine robbed him of. In response to this change, the artist decided to up-end his life in a quest find clarity through traveling on his own from Texas to Washington, state. The artist collected experiences camping along the way, until arriving in the forests of Olympia, where friends awaited his arrival. There, in the freedom of nature and community, Revier was able to rediscover joy in the face of absurdity.
Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display through October 9.