Leap Into the Dark
RIT City Art Space
280 East Main St (Liberty Pole Plaza)
Mar 3, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Gallery r is pleased to present Leap Into the Dark: a show of recent work by Rochester area artists Bradley Butler and Mitch Messina. Butler’s paintings evoke surreal, subconscious landscapes inspired by traditions of abstract expressionism in both small and large scale canvases. Messina’s work, while using a traditional material like clay, presents figurative sculpture to address the paradoxes of human communication in a contemporary age. Together their work draws on a disconnection from reality and a sense of existential uncertainty, a recurring theme in American art, literature and popular culture. However, beyond the darkness, the artists ultimately celebrate the redemptive qualities of individual expression and creative freedom essential to the human experience.