Sto Joy of Life
Often adding fantastical elements to the ordinary, Sto's sculpture involves creating new realities from ones we are familiar with by transforming and replicating the mundane objects and situations of our daily lives into art. Using paper mache, paint and recycled materials, objects are reproduced or even remade - where the actual object sometimes hides under the paper mache, transformed by paint and texture. Office supplies, last night's dinner, the remnants of a road trip, or possessions from his own life, have all been "reanimated" through this process. Language is also reinterpreted with changed spellings, meanings, and repetition
Ray Fenwick Library I
Library I, a new work by Ray Fenwick, features 17 original books of drawing and writing. While seemingly individual in their ideas and titles, the books in Library I often expand into each other, exchanging words and images. Taken as a whole, the library uses comedy and absurdity to explore Fenwick's interest in a uniquely modern problem: How do we reconcile a world that seems to be both intimately knowable and infinitely unknowable?