GALLERY ROUTE ONE EXHIBITIONS: Becca Barolli, Eric Kunsman, Dane Singh

February 14, 2020 – March 22, 2020 all-day
Gallery Route One
11101 Highway One
Gallery Route One
GALLERY ROUTE ONE EXHIBITIONS: Becca Barolli,  Eric Kunsman, Dane Singh @ Gallery Route One

Becca Barolli, Out of Hand
Eric Kunsman, Thou Art…Will Give…
Dane Singh, Monsters and Nightmares

Friday, February 14th through Sunday, March 22nd
Opening Reception: Saturday, February 15th, 3 – 5 PM
Artist Talks, 2:30 – 3 PM

Center Gallery
Becca Barolli, Out of Hand

The work of Becca Barolli features abstract steel wire sculptures which utilize textile processes to examine issues of obsession and control within the artmaking process. Becca’s work is handmade and unrelentingly labor intensive, consistently fueled by a compulsive need for repetition and reverence. Through endurance-based processes she repeats stereotypical feminine gestures, defying the intended industrial function of her materials.

Using steel wire instead of conventional fibers, Barolli subverts textiles as a medium and pushes the range of expectations that are normally associated with both hard and soft materials; this acknowledges the strength in what is often considered women’s work, as well as the vulnerability in what is commonly associated with masculinity and industrialization.

Project Space
Eric Kunsman, Thou Art…Will Give…

An exhibition of photographs, Thou Art…Will Give…documents the Eastern State Penitentiary, a former prison in Philadelphia, PA. Through this body of
photographs Eric Kunsman captures the atmosphere experienced by the prisoners during the extended period when the penitentiary was active, in part depicted by photographs of entries from the Warden’s logbooks from the 1800s.

Currently, Kunsman is a photographer and book artist based in Rochester, New York. He works at the Rochester Institute of Technology as a Lecturer for the Visual Communications Studies Department at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf, and is an adjunct professor for the School of Photographic School of Arts and Sciences.

Dane Singh, Monsters and Nightmares

Exploring a variety of emotional states, Dane Singh presents a series of figurative drawings depicting ambiguous bodies in anguish. Dark psychological conditions of being and an inner sense of turmoil become manifest through kinetic human forms.

Singh relies upon an extensive knowledge of formal technique through his use of materials such as charcoal and paint on a variety of surfaces