sub rosa

sub rosa
By Tawny Kerr

July 15th – August 13th, 2016
Reception: Friday, July 15th from 6 – 10 pm
Open for First Friday, August 5th

eye lounge is pleased to present ‘sub rosa’, an exhibition of new work by Tawny Kerr, a member of the downtown Phoenix collective.

‘sub rosa’ is a collection of Tawny Kerr’s recent ephemeral sculpture and installation work investigating themes of memory and nostalgia. Her work represents a struggle between an inward desire to preserve and the destructive reality of passing time. Kerr uses materials ill-suited to archiving – flowers, candy, delicate thread and old, brittle paper; fragile materials which display evidence of wear and decay. In embracing impermanence, Kerr further emphasizes the fallibility of memory, questioning both the strength of memory through the passage of time and the reliability of the narrator.

This is the first solo US exhibition of Tawny Kerr’s work.

The exhibition will run from July 15th through August 13th, 2016. The artist will host an opening reception on Friday, July 15th from 6 – 10 pm, and will be in the gallery for First Friday on August 5th, 2016, during regular eye lounge hours, and by appointment.