A Dystopian Morality Tale Told in Sculpture
by Mark Eliot Schwabe
April 1 – April 30, 2016
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.