‘Angels and Demons’ is a two-part show: The West gallery held a special series of thirteen paintings focused on ‘Pandora’s Woes,’ based on the myth of Pandora’s box. The East gallery held a multi-theme series playing on the familiar myths of Icarus, the Devil, Adam & Eve, Buddha, and David & Goliath. This exhibition explored themes of identity, self-destruction, death, morality and spirituality within mythical tales, modern culture and nature through montages of photo realistic hand- painted objects. Insects, plants, animals, bottles, consumer goods, packaging, household items, drugs, and food merge and coalesce to reveal poetic and distorted figures. This work is an exploration of opposing light and dark forces, and their tenuous balance found within mythical tales, objects, modern culture and nature.
RKG February 2015
In this show, the natural cannot exist without the man-made and the beautiful cannot exist without the grotesque. My motivation for this series of paintings was to explore the integration between the objectivity of technology and the subjectivity of spirituality through montages of objects. In order for art to grow and evolve it will have to engage with technology to remain relevant, while also embracing the spiritual and historical to remain meaningful.