The kinetic mobiles of Jeremy Bullis are a continuation of the works of his late father David Bullis. After traveling the world as a young man, David Bullis developed a style of kinetic art that was gestural, organic and introspective. He educated his son in the engineering concepts behind his designs, and fostered in him the meticulous precision and attention to detail that is necessary to create works of such perfect and seemingly effortless balance. Today Jeremy is himself an accomplished sculptor. In “Look Up,” both David and Jeremy’s mobiles are exhibited, encapsulating a conversation on the movement of line, color, and negative space across the decades between father and son.
In his latest work, Michael Larry Simpson pushes out the edges of his signature rectangular color panel paintings to create larger, complex geometric shapes, resulting in more layered and dynamic works. Simpson composes his pieces with multiple color panel paintings to create relationships that move the eye within and around the work, often in harmony, at times in discord. His aim is “to evoke visceral and metaphorical possibilities” and “engage the viewer in dynamic discourse”. As a whole, the pieces in the show strike chords that seem hopeful and harmonious, yet challenge easy contemplation, as Simpson prompts viewers to look up, look around and, ultimately, look within.