The movement of light and color is the subject of Edith Carlson's paintings. Her canvases almost breathe, their geometric forms imbued with a radiance that seems to emanate from the multiple paint layers infused with nearly imperceptible gradations of color. Color and light advance and recede, shift as one walks past or observes from a distance, gain fresh perspective as effects first unseen are newly discerned. Even at night, and with the passing of the seasons, the paintings assume a particular kind of color and glow that is often dramatically different from that of the day. in these nuances of movement are found the magic of Edith Carlson's work. Exhibition held in the Main Gallery space.
Megan Geckler: "No Chance To Move Backward And See" - Installation Views
Megan Geckler creates site-specific installations using construction flagging tape, mathematical calculations, and color theory. Geckler’s installation at UMOCA, “No chance to move backwards and see”, transforms the gallery space, inviting the viewer to take an exploratory journey through chromatic examples of architecture, design, sculpture, and painting. Drawing from geometric illusionism and principles of design, “No chance to move backwards and see” presents woven wall murals, a custom sculptural extension of architectural elements, several modular sculptural works, and nine tape ‘paintings’ that offer a Josef Albers-esque color study of the colors of the installation. On Display in the Street Level Gallery.
Allison Lacher's work focuses on making objects and installations that are shamelessly flirtatious. Attached to four lustrous, pink fabric panels are over 1,000 hand-tied satin pink bows. The bows, dense and heavy at the bottom of the fabric, gradually thin out as they rise to the top. Somewhere between abstraction and figuration, their functional resemblance to domestic draperies is sublimated by a teasing prom gown reference. Congregating and dispersing, they allude to flowers, songbirds, and towering wedding cakes. The viewer is invited to question this blushing installation as it unabashedly invokes many romantic cliches. Exhibition held in the Projects Gallery space.
Open Street Market in Quang Ngai, Vietnam 1963. Photos taken by CW4 (ret.) Mervin "Jake" Miller. Started as the 8th Transportation Company then converted to the 117th Aviation Company. Photo courtesy of Matthew W. Miller
Indigenous People of the Central Highlands of Vietnam
Some of the locals ... Montangnards (the indigenous people of the Central Highlands of Vietnam). 704th Maintenance Bn. '67 near Camp Enari. Pleiku area. Photo and comment by Charley Watkins. The Degar, also known as the Montagnard, are the indigenous peoples of the Central Highlands of Vietnam. The term Montagnard means "people of the mountain" in French and is a carryover from the French colonial period in Vietnam. In Vietnamese, they are known by the term người Thượng (Highlanders)—this term now can also be applied to other minority ethnic groups in Vietnam or Người dân tộc thiểu số (literally, "minority people"). Earlier they were referred to pejoratively as the mọi.