April 2016 Exhibition at The SPACE Gallery

‘Ignecia’
A Dystopian Morality Tale Told in Sculpture
by Mark Eliot Schwabe

April 1 – April 30, 2016

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Opens; First Friday Art Walk, April 1, 2016

“Ignecia” is a dystopian morality tale told in sculpture by Mark Eliot Schwabe.  Twenty five pieces, all made of aged steel and dark concrete, depict a stark and beautiful post apocalyptic landscape. Bronze figures are featured in the smaller free-standing works, showing the ‘innocent’ plagued by evil doers, who in the subsequent battle, are driven back by a hero figure in the form of an “Artist Champion” (the sculptors self portrait). The exhibition is augmented by installations and a series of black & white photographs of the ‘Ignecian’ environment. There is no shortage of dystopian tales in literature, film and art, but this narrative in sculpture is both unusual and intriguing.

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The Space Gallery
266 Pine Street, Suite 105
Burlington, VT 05401
(802) 578-2512
spacegalleryvt@gmail.com
Gallery Hours; Thurs – Sat 12 – 5pm

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