There’s still time to check out two concurrent exhibits at the Emily Davis Gallery, in the University of Akron’s Myers School of Art. “Heatsink” and “Altered States” are on view through Oct. 21.
“Altered States: Works,” on the lower level, showcases the work of Cleveland artists Christi Birchfield and Lauren Davies. Birchfield specializes in printmaking, but has expanded this practice to include organic elements such as plant material, alongside textural techniques. Davies, a photographer, will feature some work from her recent project that analyzes the decline of industry in rust belt cities. Her work tests the boundaries of medium and process to analyze the line between image and object through the theme of organic nature and human construction.
“Heatsink,” on the upper level of the gallery, is Matt Kenyon’s solo exhibition of multi-media work, focusing on big data, global markets and biomimicry.
Kenyon’s residency in Akron is part of the ongoing UA Synapse series. Synapse’s goal is to find enlightening connections between the disciplines of art and science.
A closing reception for both shows will take place Saturday, Oct. 21, from 4 to 7 p.m. The Emily Davis Gallery is located in the Myers School of Art, 150 E. Exchange St.
For info about the closing event, visit www.facebook.com/events/1956794111233841/.
“Heatsink” is organized by the Emily Davis Gallery and sponsored by the Gallery Committee and the Myers Residency Fund of the Myers School of Art, with additional support from Synapse. The Synapse series is made possible with support from the Knight Foundation, GAR and the Callahan Foundations.
“Altered States” is organized by the Emily Davis Gallery and sponsored by the Gallery Committee of the Myers School of Art.