Opening Reception: Saturday January 9th, 2016 from 6-8pm
On View: Jan 9th - Feb 7th, 2016
Arcilesi | Homberg Fine Art is pleased to present Margaret Roleke’s solo show UNCONTROLLED, opening January 9th, 6-8pm at 139 Eldridge Street, New York, NY, 10002. This show explores sensationalism, consumerism and the contradictions and relationships that develop when popular culture mixes with war and religion. The show consists of a hanging sculpture, wall reliefs, lenticular collage pieces on wood and sticker collage abstractions.
Numerous small toys are utilized in the conversation, which allows these serious issues of consumption, consumerism, war, violence and religious extremism to be presented in a playful manner. Actual bullet casings and brass transform into jewel like abstractions as in Abstraction/Princesses. Multitudes of toys are painted in a monochromatic palette, which allow them to be read as minimalist painting. The lenticulars are a new series in which “found object imagery” is rearranged in dramatic relationships.
This is Margaret Roleke’s first solo show at AHA Fine Art. Five percent of all sales will go to The Coalition to End Gun Violence. Roleke has been working in this manner for many years. Her work has been widely exhibited in the North East including a recent solo show entitled Happy War at Real Art Ways in Hartford, CT. Her work will be featured in a group exhibit at Norwalk Community College Norwalk, CT opening January 21st 2016. Roleke will also be featured in a group show called Brural: The Freedom for Irregularity at Gallery 105 at Temporary Storage in Bushwick, Brooklyn opening in February.
Gallery hours: Wednesday - Sunday 12 - 6 pm or by appointment
139 Eldridge St. - New York, NY 10002 (East Village / Lower East Side)
212-810-7716 or 347-743-4132