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Ro2 Art Gallery presents Kai Peter Martin: "Close World Open Thought" opening reception

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Image courtesy of Kai Peter Martin

Ro2 Art will present "Close World Open Thought," a solo exhibition featuring new works by artist Kai Peter Martin.

Martin’s work focuses on depictions of interiors, while ruminating on concepts of containment, place, and representations of psychological space. Martin’s landscapes are built using multiple perspectives on the same picture plane; this is both a way to delineate a physically impossible space and as a metaphor for the complexity of lived experiences.

In Martin’s most recent works, the artist infuses the surface directly with pigment. There is no canvas for paint to be brushed on; here both are combined through plaster, one of art history’s most ancient mediums. This dense texture allows the artist to add another layer of mark making by etching into the work. Carving into domestic scenes in this way, Martin permeates them with a mysterious narrative.

The exhibition will open with an artist reception. It will remain on display through March 6.

Ro2 Art will present "Close World Open Thought," a solo exhibition featuring new works by artist Kai Peter Martin.

Martin’s work focuses on depictions of interiors, while ruminating on concepts of containment, place, and representations of psychological space. Martin’s landscapes are built using multiple perspectives on the same picture plane; this is both a way to delineate a physically impossible space and as a metaphor for the complexity of lived experiences.

In Martin’s most recent works, the artist infuses the surface directly with pigment. There is no canvas for paint to be brushed on; here both are combined through plaster, one of art history’s most ancient mediums. This dense texture allows the artist to add another layer of mark making by etching into the work. Carving into domestic scenes in this way, Martin permeates them with a mysterious narrative.

The exhibition will open with an artist reception. It will remain on display through March 6.

Ro2 Art will present "Close World Open Thought," a solo exhibition featuring new works by artist Kai Peter Martin.

Martin’s work focuses on depictions of interiors, while ruminating on concepts of containment, place, and representations of psychological space. Martin’s landscapes are built using multiple perspectives on the same picture plane; this is both a way to delineate a physically impossible space and as a metaphor for the complexity of lived experiences.

In Martin’s most recent works, the artist infuses the surface directly with pigment. There is no canvas for paint to be brushed on; here both are combined through plaster, one of art history’s most ancient mediums. This dense texture allows the artist to add another layer of mark making by etching into the work. Carving into domestic scenes in this way, Martin permeates them with a mysterious narrative.

The exhibition will open with an artist reception. It will remain on display through March 6.

WHEN

WHERE

Ro2 Art Gallery
1501 S. Ervay St.
Dallas, TX 75215
http://ro2art.com/

TICKET INFO

Admission is free with registration.
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