“The Chaos Machines” and other drawings
Opening Reception May 13th 7:00pm-9:00pm
Curated by the artist, this exhibition contains a series of drawings that FIU Professor Emeritus has been working on over the past decade. The drawings explore issues surrounding a coal mining tragedy in village close to Professor King’s childhood home. The event claimed a generation of children, and the work explores personal feelings about the subject matter rather than a more literal interpretation.
The drawings range from small thumbnail sketches to large mural sized works on paper in a range of media.
The artist’s interests are in illusion rather than physicality. The large pieces are usually presented without frames or glass. They float like wafers on the wall – as a physical presence without weight, that, the artists hopes “push you back or suck you in.”
Works on paper by FIU Professor Emeritus Clive King.