"What Might Have Happened"
August 24 - September 25, 2015
Painting by Luke Gorder
As the name suggests, What Might Have Happened offers scenes of “unreality,” juxtapositions of images arranged into scenes, which viewers can enter and make their own. Animals may appear, often cast as villains. Children are a frequent motif as well, evoking childhood fables. These images, often in conversation with one another, suggest a kind of wildness that contains the unknown and the mysterious, a delicate balance of disparate components woven together. Gorder’s method involves collecting images from family photos, magazines, and random Google searches, assembling these into collage, and finally painting the image in oil on canvas.
Gorder received his BFA in Art from the University of Wyoming in 2008, and an education degree from Black Hills State in 2012. Currently, he teaches drawing and painting at Central High School in Rapid City, SD.
Artist's Reception: Friday, August 28 | 5-7 PM