Robert McCauley and Bryan Christiansen

Visions West Contemporary

May 3 - June 2, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Thursday, May 3rd, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
vw Robert McCauley, Eavesdropping, 2018, Oil on Canvas, 30" x 24"

Visions West Contemporary is pleased to present two solo exhibitions featuring Robert McCauley and Bryan Christiansen.

A perennial gallery favorite, Robert McCauley will be presenting new work in a show titled Post Truth. The artist is revered for his narrative animal portraits which straddle a brilliant line between whimsy and a darker foreshadowing of the fallout born from human created climate change. The epistemic fluidity on climate science denial is making a normalization of governmental and institutional deceit that will result in massive damage to the environment- a fact that McCauley's animals seem quietly well aware of.

"Hunting and gathering" is the preferred method in which Bryan Christiansen describes the process for creating his larger-than-life sized animals, skulls, and intricate reliquaries. Christiansen collects, deconstructs, and assembles societies' urban discards, such as sofas and chairs. He turns forgotten objects into prized mementos and trophies. These sculptures raise the questions of humanity's true impact on the immediate and surrounding environments. For his solo exhibition, Altered, Christiansen presents a selection of works that that reflects his ongoing investigation of the intersection between human's relationship with their personal environments and nature.

Visions West Contemporary
2605 Walnut St.
Denver, CO 80205