Opening Reception: Saturday, Dec. 9th, 4pm–7pm
Join us in the Goodluckhavefun driveway for the opening of Care/Take
In this exhibition, artists Peter Abrami and Megan Hildebrandt examine image, form and process through paintings, drawings and animation. Abrami’s paintings navigate both personal and broader cultural myths, visions and sightings of the unknown. Hildebrandt’s drawings hover between a record of daily life and visionary accounts of motherhood. Repeat Visions combines two artists’ approach to repetition, mark making and concept using quasi-accurate reflections and abstract process driven arrangements.
Peter Abrami is an artist working primarily in painting and drawing with an interest in exploring the connections between human perception, abstraction and cognitive recognition. He holds an MFA from the University of Texas at Austin (2015) and a BFA in painting from The University of South Florida (2010). Abrami's compositions are made up of forms and colors that rub up against each other, paintings and drawings that act as visual puzzles or games. His work is active in the sense that the visual “whole” is always presented in parts, a perceptual puzzle for a viewer to shuffle and sort. As an artist Abrami is interested in the mechanisms that make visual perception tick, the how and why people see what they see.
Megan Hildebrandt is a cancer survivor and recently had her second child. These life events have greatly impacted her creative practice. Confronting her own mortality at age 25 and then experiencing the fragility and strength of birth, she has become obsessed with tracking time-documenting the small, routine moments of life that loop and repeat. Hildebrandt wants to give the viewer intimate, personal moments that capture both the fleeting and endless seconds of
being alive. Her work explores autobiography, the passage of time, illness narrative and recovery from trauma via figurative and abstract drawings and paintings. Hildebrandt attempts to recover time lost to cancer treatment, and to track the development of a new self and her young children. Her work serves as touchstones to mark a life both interrupted and reinvigorated.