Coming up at Ro2: Jeanne Neal and Kai Peter Martin

Jeanne Neal
Seriously Silly

ARTIST RECEPTION
Saturday, July 13
7-10 PM

ON VIEW
July 6 – August 3, 2019

Ro2 Art | The Cedars
1501 South Ervay Street
Dallas, TX 75215

Ro2 is proud to present Seriously Silly, a solo exhibition featuring new works by artist Jeanne C. Neal. The show will run from July 6 through August 3, 2019. There will be an artist reception held on Saturday, July 13 from 7-10 PM at Ro2’s Cedars gallery located at 1501 S Ervay Street, Dallas, TX 75215. Artist Jeanne Neal creates vibrant, high energy work conveying the synchronicity of the refined with the playful in her upcoming solo exhibition, ‘Seriously Silly’. Taking various avenues to express her concepts, Neal employs contrasting methods of both non-objective and more figurative styles to juxtapose the serious elements and the  lighthearted devices. Dark shapes and heavy black markings forcibly press against each other while they seemingly endeavor to escape the pictorial plane. Engaging, and vibrant shapes deliver comparison and balance between the darker tones, diffusing tension and offering a lighter context. However, Neal does not aim to construct a perfect balance in her work, just as in life.
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Kai Peter MartinA Wilderness Inside
ARTIST RECEPTION
Saturday, July 13
7-10 PM

ON VIEW
July 6 – August 3, 2019

Ro2 Art | The Cedars
1501 South Ervay Street
Dallas, TX 75215

Ro2 is proud to present Wilderness, a solo exhibition featuring new works by artist Kai Peter Martin. The show will run from July 6 through August 3, 2019. There will be an artist reception held on Saturday, July 13 from 7-10 PM at Ro2’s Cedars gallery located at 1501 South Ervay Street, Dallas, TX 75215.

Kai Peter Martin reflects on our relationships with the outside world when we are removed from it while in our interior spaces. These perceptions can manifest in various scenarios whether through memory, fantasy, establishing a place of belonging, or by forging our own connections with the natural world by attempting to bring it inside. Martin builds off his canvas in an overlapping and three-dimensional approach, repeating motifs depicting hills, maps, trees, and knotted forms rising up in unexpected places. Each room is viewed in one point perspective, with the rear wall established as a  surface for the outside world to encroach upon the interior. Interested in depicting specific imagery rather than portraying a space with accuracy, the artist explores ideas of place and containment through illusory and often dreamlike interpretations.

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Marilyn Waligore
Post-Convenience

ON VIEW
NOW – July 29, 2019
Ro2 Art |  Downtown Pop-Up
1508 Commerce Street
Dallas, TX 75201

Post-Convenience offers a reflection on our complicated relationship to consumption.  Using aluminum packaging as symbolic of our use of natural resources, the images suggest options for recycling of post-consumer waste.  Aluminum forms are reclaimed to create a new sculptural structure, presented in these photographs and videos as an idealized, yet absurd comment on the possibilities for reuse. These photographs document objects collected by the artist during walks in her neighborhood.  Aluminum metal endures as a visible emblem of the traces of consumer products that mark the landscape.

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