Liminalisms Opening Reception
Liminalisms, an exhibition of new paintings by Michael Cody Drury, opens Oct. 12, with an artist’s reception beginning at 6pm. Music performances by Goatfoam and Huxley Maxwell will kick off the event, and a limited run of commemorative shirts by Inkspace will be for sale.
About the exhibition: Liminalisms is a new group of paintings that began with one rule: No Ideas. What started with blind, expressionistic rituals in the dark, often ended as surrealist narrative, due to the reoccurring appearance of an odd snake-like protagonist. The interplay between the curious animism of the figure, and the mysterious, atmospheric ground being traversed, became a metaphor for pitting consciousness against the great unknown.
By starting out chaotic, I was forced to create order from the fog. But by rule, I avoided formulaic pictorial strategies in order to achieve uncontrolled and uncensored results. The grid worlds, which appeared naturally and unintentionally, came as a nice surprise. But when I caught myself attempting to anticipate maneuvers and repeat their results, I decided it was time to put the brush down and move on.
About the artist: Michael Cody Drury is a native of Sioux City, IA, where he received his BFA from Morningside College in 2006. Upon graduation he moved to New York City and received his MFA from the School of Visual Arts in 2008. He currently lives and works in Queens, NY.