Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Lonely & Rainy

Images from the two artists we'll be featuring at Thunder-Sky, Inc. October 29, 2010 - December 31, 2010: "Welcome to Lonely Mountain Community Center: An Installation by Bruce Burris" & "Rainy Day: New Works by Aaron Oliver Wood" feature work by Bruce Burris, an artist from Lexington, Kentucky whose pieces have been featured at Institute 193 (Lexington KY), Braunstein/Quay Gallery (San Francisco CA), Anton Galllery (Washington DC), Urban Institute of Contemporary Art (Grand Rapids MI), and Delaware Center for Contemporary Art (Wilmington DE). Burris' installation consists of a large, room-sized bulletin-board that displays scraps and ephemera both lighthearted and freighted with meanings far beyond their function. Aaron Oliver Wood lives in Cincinnati and creates beautifully detailed, straightforward but still somehow enigmatic drawings.

Also happening at the same time in the Raymond Room (the room in Thunder-Sky, Inc. dedicated to perserving Raymond's drawings and other items): “Fables of the Deconstruction: A Decade of Raymond Thunder-Sky Influence” surveys through photos, documents, art, and video the influence Raymond Thunder-Sky’s art and life had culturally in Cincinnati and beyond, using as a starting point the first time Raymond showed his work publically in 2000 through his death in 2004 to the gallery and organization established in his name celebrating its first year of exhibitions and programming.

Photos top to bottom:

"Let's Go," Aaron Oliver Wood
"Stone Creek Series, 1," Bruce Burris
Display of Aaron Oliver Wood's drawings at Southgate House (see review below).
"Lonely Mountain Community Center Bulletin Board," Bruce Burris.