HEDGE Gallery welcomes local artists Hadley K. Conner and Sarah Curry to exhibit their most recent photography and paintings of images embracing narrative and theater. Their work can be depicted as accounts of old stories or preservations of the past, often reinterpreting themes, and documenting them in a contemporary art form.
In Conner’s work, she uses both color and black and white photography that she has shot and printed using traditional darkroom practices. Her photographs are an investigation of specific experiences such as, but not limited to: biker rallies, zombie walks, Twinsburg Twin Days, pin up contests, car culture and rockabilly events across the country. She has shot “Lucky, the Painproof Man” performances, who coincidentally will be performing at the opening reception on October 17th.
Themes for Curry’s work are painted from stories found in mythology, the Bible, fairy tales and fables. Her large-scale paintings, collages and monotypes revisit these stories through present day characters, mainly those close to the artist such as family and friends. Curry focuses on female characters, interpreting their lives through vibrant color and immediate brush strokes, alluding to the fast paced, modern world yet hoping to maintain the historical aspects and momentum of classic stories and tales.
Hadley K. Conner and Sarah Curry are art educators at Brush High School in Lyndhurst, Ohio, where they have both worked for fifteen years.
“True Story” opens Friday October 17th, 5:00- 9:00p, at HEDGE Gallery, located at 1300 West 78th Street, Suite 200 in the 78th Street Studios complex.
Lucky the Painproof Man will be performing at 7:45pm and 8:45pm as part of the opening reception. Guests are encouraged to dress in costume for the opening as well!
Works will be on display through December 5th, 2014.