Ro2 Cedars Upcoming Sept. 11th: Cornelius & Revier

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UPCOMING AT THE CEDARS
Ray-Mel Cornelius: Atmosphere

Atmoshere with Diner Sign 18×24, 3/9/21, 4:51 PM, 8C, 9128×11929 (465+1395), 125%, 2619, 1/15 s, R89.8, G64.5, B79.4

Atmosphere
Ray-Mel Cornelius

OPENING RECEPTION
September 11, 2021
7-10PM
Ro2 is following CDC guidelines for all receptions

ON VIEW
September 11 –
October 9, 2021

Ro2 Art in The Cedars
1501  S. Ervay St.
Dallas, TX 75201

HOURS
Tuesday – Saturday
12-5 PM

This body of work is influenced by the artist’s memories of growing up in rural Texas, as well as Precisionism, Symbolism, Surrealism and Pop Art movements. The color palette is one of optimism. Cornelius begins with a field of purple with each work, and then brings light to build up the visual elements in his compositions. This creates a vibrating effect when paired against reds and oranges, and a deep richness to cool hues.
 
In these works, the majority of the canvas is dedicated to skyviews, where clouds, comets, fireflies, and the moon rule the domain. They are grounded by the tops of trees, roofs, or slender landscapes existing at the very extreme bottom edge of the compositions. Figures and buildings are dwarfed by the atmospheric expanses.
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UPCOMING AT THE CEDARS
Alexander Revier: CREATURES, THOUGHTS AND TRAVEL

CREATURES, THOUGHTS, AND TRAVEL
Alexander Revier

OPENING RECEPTION
September 11, 2021
7-10PM
Ro2 is following CDC guidelines for all receptions

ON VIEW
September 11 –
October 9, 2021

Ro2 Art in The Cedars
1501  S. Ervay St.
Dallas, TX 75201

HOURS
Tuesday – Saturday
12-5 PM

Alexander 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 North West 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 travelling 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.
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