The BOX Gallery will present two new exhibits: “supra,” by Bradley Hart and “Human Nomenclature [Looting a Bazaar for Your Own Portrait],” by Davin Ebanks. The shows will open Friday, Jan. 11, 5 to 8 p.m., with a reception and a chance to meet the artists.
The Small BOX will feature Hart, a commercial and fine art photographer and member of Artists of Rubber City. “supra” features black & white photographs that explore the abstracts created by time and atmosphere.
“The deconstruction of chemical bonds as those two forces take their natural course, remind us all that the natural order of existence is entropy: decline, failure and decay,” said Hart. “There is beauty in the spaces between these points, though—-for those who choose to see it.”
In the Big BOX, Ebanks, a Kent State University professor and Artists of Rubber City member, presents “Human Nomenclature [Looting a Bazaar for Your Own Portrait],” which features a combination of contemporary glass sculptures and prints that examine the relationship between identity and environment.
“I see my sculptures as metaphors for the subjective nature of identity and history,” said Ebanks. “I work with some of the elements that form my personal and cultural identity: water, pattern-work, blackness and self-portraits.”
The exhibits will run through Feb. 16.
The BOX Gallery also announces a new Gallery Director for 2019. Jaclyn Hale is a 2016 graduate of the University of Akron’s Myers School of Art. She is a metalsmith and contemporary jewelry artist.
The BOX Gallery is free and open to the public during exhibitions on Fridays and Saturdays, from noon to 5 p.m., 3rd Thursdays (Thursday, Jan. 17, 4 to 7 p.m.), and the Akron Artwalk on (Saturday, Feb. 2, 5 to 9 p.m.). The gallery is located on the third floor of Summit Artspace, 140 E. Market St., in downtown Akron.
The BOX Gallery is an artist-run gallery owned by the Artists of Rubber City and supported by Ohio Arts Council and Akron Community Foundation. Gallery exhibition proposals are open to the public and may be acquired at the gallery or at ArtistsofRubberCity.org.