Its true that sex sells -- but so does misery. Turn on the boob tube or pick up a daily newspaper, and youll be bombarded with images of destruction, from a hurricanes aftermath to a shooting victims corpse. London-based artist Dena Schuckit is inspired, rather than horrified, by these photos of tragedy.
I work from stacks of saved and categorized photos pulled from online news, she says in her artists statement. The hybrid landscapes that I paint chart loose and abstracted scenes of construction, destruction and the suspended chaos that often accompanies the two.
Catch the Arizona premiere of Schuckits paintings in Here, There and NoWhere." The group exhibit, which explores themes of space and time, also includes Dayvid LeMmons enamel paintings and works by James Angel, Marcus Payzant, Logan Bellew, and Taliesin architect Chris Macher.
Thu., April 7, 7 p.m., 2011