This Devil’s Hammock is a mixed-media exhibit by Randy Shull, who co-founded Pink Dog Creative in Asheville, N.C.’s River Arts District. It opens with a reception on Saturday, Nov. 24.
Shull’s 25-plus-year background comprises a variety of disciplines, including architecture, landscape design and furniture building. Shull’s work appears in numerous prestigious galleries, including Renwick in Washington D.C., the Museum of Art & Design in New York City, and private and corporate collections.
His show, which has been exhibited throughout the United States, now comes to La Cupula.
“Shull has engaged a wide range of Mexican imagery in this new body of work—appropriating, collaging, conflating, colliding, concealing, painting, and pasting; evoking enduringly complicated sets of relationships. Old and new, past and present, privileged and powerless, near and far, horizontal and vertical, over and under, faded and saturated. The stability of abstracted architectural form meets the instability of historical representation and interpretation. Cut-out eyes, applied crudely onto pre-Colombian figurines and Mexican folk heroes offer an opportunity to feel the figures looking back at us, or communing knowingly among themselves. The museum springs to life in uncanny ways,” writes Prof. Eric Baden when Shull’s work came to Warren Wilson College.
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