MILL & MAX Contemplative Arts Gallery

34.15˚N, 77.57˚E - Large format photograph by David Zurick.
Part of the exhibit "38.05˚N, 84.50˚W" at the Mill & Max Contemplative Arts Gallery. 
MillAndMaxGallery.com by Jessica Whittington. At the Mill&Max Contemplative Arts Gallery July17-Aug29, 2015
"Smash" by Ruth Adams at the Mill & Max Contemplative Arts Gallery Untitled 1 by Asna Patel - part of "aSKINg" at Mill & Max Contemplative Arts Gallery by Susan Smith-Sargent
A visual arts senior at SCAPA Lafayette, and a recent gradute of the Arts Institute program, Zoe brings to the Mill & Max Contemplative Arts Gallery an exciting and provocative show inspired by the controversial Harlow Monkey Love Experiments. Ranging from adorable to grotesque, "My Friends" explores stuffed animals both physically and conceptually by dissecting, dividing, and repurposing their pieces into sculptural constructions and drawings. In sacrificing actual companions from her own childhood, the artist reveals the role that her attatchments to them played in her relationships to herself and in her human need for intimacy, companionship and meaning.

Zoe Ruth's intimate portraits make us question our desire for comfort through the use of stuffed animals to substitute friendship, and ask what is acceptable behavior for relating to them.
Artist's Page: 
facebook.com/zrutharts A visual arts senior at SCAPA Lafayette, and a recent gradute of the Arts Institute program, Zoe brings to the Mill & Max Contemplative Arts Gallery an exciting and provocative show inspired by the controversial Harlow Monkey Love Experiments. Ranging from adorable to grotesque, "My Friends" explores stuffed animals both physically and conceptually by dissecting, dividing, and repurposing their pieces into sculptural constructions and drawings. In sacrificing actual companions from her own childhood, the artist reveals the role that her attatchments to them played in her relationships to herself and in her human need for intimacy, companionship and meaning.

Zoe Ruth's intimate portraits make us question our desire for comfort through the use of stuffed animals to substitute friendship, and ask what is acceptable behavior for relating to them.
Artist's Page: 
facebook.com/zrutharts
Digital creation by Corrinne LeNeave. The Bluegrass Ain't So Blue is one investigation into the artists interest in the regional geography and landscape of Kentucky. These two digital prints present a jumbled mess of shapes, each shape representing one of the one hundred and twenty counties in the state of Kentucky, the second most of any state. Following the recent election the county shape and outline became a powerful image for the artist of the reductionist power of politics and how individual lives can be so easily represented by a single word or color.