Afton Love, Far Range (Peñasco), 2017, graphite on vellum dipped in beeswax, 51 x 210 inches

VIRTUAL OPENING - Afton Love: Perfect Union

Saturday, February 27, 2021 6pm – 8pm

FREE • REGISTER (pre-registration required)

Join us for the virtual reception celebrating the opening of two concurrent solo exhibitions: Afton Love: Perfect Union and Neal Ambrose-Smith:The (Tense) Present.

Afton Love: Perfect Union explores geology, particularly how rocks are created and transformed on the earth’s surface. Describing sedimentary rocks as fragile bodies that constantly lose their layers due to constant friction and interaction with the environment, Love states, “We cannot access the interior of things or people, only the thin layer of surface that covers them where a limited portion of reality is manifested. The stone is a metaphor for our planet and ourselves.”

Afton Love earned her BFA at the California College of the Arts in 2012, and has participated in residencies at several institutions including the Vermont Studio with a Pollock-Krasner grant, the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation, and most recently, the 2018-2019 Roswell Artist in Residence grant. Her work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally.