How did we get here?
LOUD COW is pleased to announce its first exhibition "How did we get here?" - a 5 person group show featuring work from some of the Rochester area’s most challenging and dynamic contemporary artists. "How did we get here?" explores our relationship to interior and exterior spaces and how we negotiate the different ways that these spaces manifest themselves. The exhibition looks at spaces found in the inner worlds of the mental and physical, as well as outer spaces of architecture and the outdoors. This group show is curated by artist and “Father of Loud Cow” Aaron Delehanty..
Evelyne Leblanc Roberge
Evelyne Leblanc-Roberge’s art practice focuses on the relationship between people and the ways they occupy space. She digitally ‘deconstructes’ the spaces of common habitation and all their constituent parts, making the spaces themselves her medium. Evelyne’s site-specific installations incorporate trompe l’oeil and camouflage techniques to manipulate scenes and suspend familiar narratives of spatial configuration.
Megan Scheffer is a contemporary artist living and working in Rochester, New York. Armstrong’s drawings and sculptures investigate notions of normalcy through repetitive, compulsive exploration and manipulation of lines. She creates artwork that translates the coded language of mental health systems into a visual form that incorporates an exquisite and complex mesh of symbolic lines that teeter on the edge of pattern.
Dara Engler art practice investigates narratives and how they are formed. As with taxidermy and natural history museums, her work blurs the line between fact and fiction. For “How did we get here?” she will be bringing the outside in, creating a world that is neither.
Clifford Wun’s life has taken a turn, persistent pain and overwhelming health problems have changed his life and his approach to making art. His highly rendered paintings expose a reality where consciousness is hostage to physical well being. He once said- "I have wept alone in the dark, but I still laugh with my children and friends, just not often enough. … It's been almost 2 years and I don't remember a life without pain. I feel hopeful and hopeless at the same time."
Debra Fisher has been a printmaker for nearly 30 years. Her work is a dreamscape laden with symbology. For the past 11 yrs. Debra’s work has taken on the unconscious due to her use of a variety of pharmaceuticals that help her to deal with the physical effects of some health concerns. The side effects of the pharmaceutical drugs are “strange dreams”. Aspects of these dreams have often crept into her prints or installations resulting in psychological works and portraitures of other worldliness.