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Opening Reception of ‘Settle Down in a Town Where Nothing Burns’ by Robert Martin, ‘National Parks Development’ by Will Gurley and a special preview of 5Point Film Festival’s 2019 trailer.
April 5, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
In “Settle Down in a Town Where Nothing Burns”, Robert Martin showcases his transition from his earlier sculptural practice to his current painting work in a retrospective. Martin’s artworks generally combine personal history, shared stories, and roadside observations. He utilizes watercolors in a so-called hyper-western palette that gives his paintings a very typical appearance, allowing the narratives to reveal themselves more slowly. “National Parks Development” by Will Gurley is a parody about the development of the natural world. The exhibition will display alternative uses for the National Parks and nature, turning national treasures into recreational, industrial and commercial facilities. Gurley’s works explore the shortcomings of modern development and humanity’s disregard, control and commodification of nature, displaying alternative uses for America’s natural splendor.
This opening will also feature a special preview of 5Point Film Festival’s 2019 trailer! Sure to be engaging and exciting, it serves as a taster for the entire festival which officially kicks off on April 25, 2019. A preview for Carbondale Arts members and gallery patrons will take place on Friday April 5, at 5:30pm to meet the artists and for an opportunity to see the work before the exhibition opens to the public at 6pm. For more information, visit carbondalearts.com or call (970) 963-1680.