UCPLA Washington Reid Gallery presents our first 3D print inspired exhibition, “Majestic Sunrise”. Artists Jonna Krall-Wilkins and Lily Hernandez, have been exploring this state-of-the-art technology and integrating this unique medium into their studio practice over the past year. With the addition of three 3D printers and two CNC machines to our Makerspace over the last two years, many artists have been quick to study and build a practice that includes unique printed sculptures.
Jonna Krall Wilkins’ art transports viewers into imaginary landscapes and fluid bodies of water. Wilkins’ addition of printed vessels to her work offers a unique physicality and presence; one is invited into her views of nature to soak in the beauty. Wilkins’ art is striking yet has a subtlety that draws the eye in organically, channeling the sheer forces of nature she pays homage to.
Lily Hernandez’s work takes us into a field full of highly designed plastic flowers. Hernandez chose flowers as they represent the love, celebration, honor, and gratitude that she feels every day for the many members of her internal and external support systems. Hernandez’s enigmatic charm is aptly illustrated by the countless flowers that envelop this exhibition.
The two artists weave together a contemplative discussion, exchanging daily perceptions of how our natural environment and physical space impacts our subconscious. Their shared love of color and vivid imagery are complimentary in this exploration of the “Majestic Sunrise”.
“Majestic Sunrise” is a site-specific installation exhibition which includes paintings, drawings and 3-D prints.
In our Project Space, the UCPLA Washington Reid Gallery welcomes Rochelle Botello’s wall sculptures titled, “It’s All Wrong, But It’s Alright”. Rochelle’s works describe an idiosyncratic world that draws upon the absurd to visualize sensations of wonder and play, aiming to engage ideas of existence. Her creations exploit extremes and contradictions through themes such as stability/instability, fragility/strength and control/letting go. Constructed in bright color combinations with patterns in unexpected juxtapositions, her sculptures are pieced together with everyday materials such as paper, duct tape, wood and cardboard. Rochelle Botello strives to explore the complex and contradictory nature of everyday life.