grayDUCK Gallery presents Nick Butcher & Nadine Nakanishi: "Café Avatar" opening reception
As humanity enters a new graphic skin, how will we remember our physical selves ... or are we becoming computational mochas? Where do our avatars hang out when not in use?
"Café Avatar" explores these questions with a playful collection of images and objects, both figurative and abstract. Large modular works, screen printed on industrially stamped synthetic felt, stretch and teeter across acrylic pegs. These works are complemented by a series of small room-scapes that mix screen printing, wood block, and photo copying techniques.
Exhibited behind vacuum-formed plastic, traditional technique collides with idiosyncratic presentation. Makeshift clockworks silently activate the space, and a collection of sculptural floor pieces give a sense of place to the otherwise fleeting abstractions.
Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display through February 18.