July 2018 Opening on First Friday, July 6th from 5-8 pm
IGCA is proud to welcome three new exhibitions to our gallery this month: Jonathan Green from Newfoundland, currently residing in Anchorage, Matthew Bower from Anchorage, and Erin Pollock from New York with Scott Fitzpatrick from Los Angeles.
Closing Date for all exhibitions will be July 29th at 4:00pm
Center Gallery: Jonathan Green | Shoring Up
Campsites, construction sites, and historical ruins: transitional territories between the natural environment and human culture. In this exhibition, Green has created a series of imagined scapes exploring these permeable interstices to consider how they work with or against the reality of nature. His images separate particular features of the landscape – such as mountains, trees, or glaciers – and reconstruct them in tandem with appropriated pictures of human-made architectural elements. Here, natural reality and manufactured reality meet in an eerie reflection of the Anthropocene.
North Gallery: Matthew Bower | Patina
In an exhibition titled 'Patina', Matthew Bower transforms salvaged cedar decking into finished cedar paneling to create a large scale folding screen and weather landscapes. Matt draws aesthetic influence from Japanese woodcuts, Chinese ink paintings, calligraphy from around the world and the rich history of woodworking in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska.
South Gallery: Alexis Alicette Bolter
In her work this month Bolter cleverly uses Instagram as a vehicle to touch on larger issues around
social media, embodiment, and intimacy.
Bolter is one of our on-going Virtual Resident Artists.
Deep South Gallery: Erin Pollok
The characters in Erin Pollock’s stop-motion animations are violent and impulsive. They suffer physical and emotional imperfections but, like humans, they are in a constant state of transformation. Clay creatures destroy and rebuild themselves, again and again. The process can be cruel and absurd but empathy always creeps in to allow for tender moments of connection.