IMPULSE CONTROL is a group show of eight multidisciplinary artists that investigates and distorts the senses through visual, sound, and performance work.
Exhibition will be on display : April 30th- May 4th
Closing Reception: Friday, May 5th, 5-8pm
My work is meditative. I use my practice as a release from stress; I paint serene scenes that reflect on relationships and unstable communication in my daily life. These landscapes are ominous and looming; they represent the uneasiness that I’ve been trapped in with my health both physically and mentally. I take the daily mundane, midwestern images and replace their context with my own. I have removed the figure from all these works to show only the remnants of their presence. The figure has seemingly just walked away in some of the scenes or is possibly just off camera, where we can’t contact them.
Hailee Herin is an artist who uses painting, drawing, found objects, and fibers to contain and divulge strategies of therapeutic release. The activity of creation becomes an external revelation of the internal process recovery from trauma. These physical actions are transference of mental and emotional barriers that are shed between the creator and the creation, resulting in works about process.
Brandon Benitez is a multidisciplinary artist born in Buena Park, California. Since studying and practicing art in Cincinnati, his oeuvre has expanded to include installation, fashion design, and creative writing. By delving into past aesthetics and ideologies, he enables his work to be reflective yet hopeful in recognizing the pitfalls of our present world. His current collection of accessories and apparel, titled A Passionate Pursuit, outlines a lifelong manifesto that reevaluates dignity and purpose against an increasingly individualistic world. He will be reciting his manifesto at the reception of Impulse Control.
Hannah Parker is an illustration major, minoring in art history and creative writing. Her current body of work is rooted in memory that she distorts into surreal, symbolic imagery. In her paintings she addresses concepts of memory, inner-conflict and self-image.
Bill Spry is a filmmaker who creates work dealing with humanity in all its dark and absurd glory. He is completing his BFA in Photography from the Art Academy of Cincinnati after a ten-year absence. Bill’s films and other lens-based work have been featured in several area exhibitions, including at the Art Academy of Cincinnati, 48 Hour Film Project, The Mockbee, Urban Artifact and Kaldi’s on Main. The New Hire is Spry’s first foray into feature filmmaking. It was written, shot and produced over the past nine months in Cincinnati featuring an all-local ensemble of talent. The story revolves around Barry Johnson, a middle-aged man who believes the new hire at work holds a mysterious connection to his past. As he becomes obsessed with unraveling the mystery, his sense of reality spirals and blurs.
Sonic terrorist and local art goon who displays multi-disciplinary art aesthetics to bring a dissonant experience to unsuspecting viewers