Thai Mainhard : Off the Ground

Gilman Contemporary

Visit Thai Mainhard's exhibition at Gilman Contemporary. In Thai Mainhard’s exhibition Off the Ground vibrant, frenetic colors are collaged, painted, and drawn onto canvases that show a sense of composition and experience. Born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and based in Los Angeles, California, Mainhard’s personal exploration of place seeps into each of her paintings. In her newest body of work Mainhard embraces tangible objects through an exploration of the composed still life. Expressively rendered maximalist spaces are filled with swatches of bright color, checkered table clothes, and patterned vases of loosely rendered botanicals offer a lingering invitation. These composed paintings are the physical embodiment of the artists internal world and life experience, harnessing the tension between chaos and order, figurative composition, and expressive abstraction.

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Event Series Nick Brandt: SINK/RISE

Nick Brandt: SINK/RISE

Gilman Contemporary

Sink/Rise continues photographer Nick Brandt’s series “The Day May Break” which eloquently captures communities who are affected by environmental destruction. The local people in these photos, photographed underwater off the coast of the Fijian islands, are representatives of the many people whose homes, land and livelihoods will be lost in the coming decades as the water rises. “Although they are several meters below the surface, the subjects of Brandt’s mesmerizing photographs do not float or swim. Incredibly, they sit on sofas, stand on chairs, use seesaws, and pose in ways they might on land. The effect is otherworldly, as though the familiar laws of physics have stalled in this strange, liminal zone between land and sea.” (Zoe Lescaze) The artist himself will further illuminate his creative process and the ethos behind "Sink / Rise" during a speaking engagement at The Community Library in Ketchum, ID, on July 11.

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Event Series Exhibition Seonna Hong: Freytag’s Pyramid

Exhibition Seonna Hong: Freytag’s Pyramid

Gilman Contemporary

"My work has always been about relational dynamics: friend to friend, love to love, mother to child...but in recent years it's grown from the microcosm of my little world to include the relational dynamics of individual to community, community to the world at large, and the world at large to the environment." In the exhibition Freytag’s Pyramid artist Seonna Hong uses the framework of novelist Gustav Freytag’s dramatic structure to visually chronicle the ebb and flow of life, memory, and human experience. The structural elements of storytelling as laid out by Freytag are broken up into a five-part pyramid; exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, and finally denouement. Hong’s paintings visually evoke the tension and drama of storytelling. Her figures, typically women drive the narrative across landscapes varying from rocky and rugged, to hazily rendered liquidlike dreamscapes. Each canvas reveals moments of chaos and calm, reality and fiction, illustration and abstraction. Hong’s work successfully balances controlled graphics and intuitive, loose application of materials revealing what every story does, the grandness of the shared human experience. Exhibition runs June 28 - July 17, 2024

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Gallery Walk at Gilman Contemporary

Gilman Contemporary

Featuring photographs from Nick Brandt's SINK / RISE series and painting by Seonna Hong, the exhibition explores the human experience in regard to the environment and how that experience is impacting the environment in return. SINK / RISE is the third chapter of The Day May Break, an ongoing global series portraying people and animals impacted by environmental degradation and destruction. Everyone and everything was shot in-camera underwater. This chapter turns its lens on South Pacific Islanders impacted by rising oceans from climate change. The local people in these images, photographed underwater off the coast of the Fijian islands, are representatives of the many people whose homes, land and livelihoods will be lost in the coming decades as the water rises. The artist will further discuss his creative process and the ethos behind Sink/Rise during a speaking engagement at The Community Library in Ketchum, ID, on July 11. at 5:30. Following the talk will be a reception at the gallery open to all at 6:30. Brandt's book Sink/Rise, which captures behind the scenes images, is available for purchase on our website. Hong's figures, typically women drive the narrative across landscapes varying from rocky and rugged, to hazily rendered liquidlike dreamscapes. ...

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Gallery Walk: Exhibition SINK / RISE photographs by Nick Brandt

Gilman Contemporary

Sink/Rise continues photographer Nick Brandt’s series “The Day May Break” which eloquently captures communities who are affected by environmental destruction. The local people in these photos, photographed underwater off the coast of the Fijian islands, are representatives of the many people whose homes, land and livelihoods will be lost in the coming decades as the water rises. “Although they are several meters below the surface, the subjects of Brandt’s mesmerizing photographs do not float or swim. Incredibly, they sit on sofas, stand on chairs, use seesaws, and pose in ways they might on land. The effect is otherworldly, as though the familiar laws of physics have stalled in this strange, liminal zone between land and sea.” (Zoe Lescaze) The artist himself will further discuss his creative process and the ethos behind “Sink / Rise” during a speaking engagement at The Community Library in Ketchum, ID, on July 11. Register via The Community Library website. Following the discussion on the 11th, there will be a reception at the gallery at 6:30, all are welcome.

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