Thursday, January 04, 2007

Ledelle Moe and Greg Streak

1708 Gallery kicks off its 2007 exhibition schedule with a powerful installation of sculpture by Ledelle Moe and video by Greg Streak. These artists create a protracted engagement with South Africa’s social and political identity.

Immediately following Moe’s first New York solo show at Axis Gallery in November, 1708 Gallery’s exhibition features the artist’s colossal, figural fragments sculpted from large gauge steel and concrete. Cavernous and enveloping, these pieces form part of Moe’s continuing series Collapse IV. Raw concrete becomes supple skin, weighted forms become psychological elements in a landscape, while crushing orbs of steel gently collapse into relationship with ground.

Ledelle Moe’s resume of shows is extensive and features solo shows at Axis Gallery, NY, G Fine Arts Gallery, Washington DC and the Fine Arts Gallery, George Mason University. In 2002, Ledelle Moe was the recipient of the Joan Mitchell Foundation Award. Currently, she teaches sculpture at the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her MFA from VCU Arts in 1996.

Greg Streak’s video are a hypnotic slowing of time – through subtle use of color, they bring about dramatic events that vacillate between liminal and subliminal apprehensions of image and meaning. Streak says, “This conscious disruption is a device to counterbalance the prosaic manner within which most of us accept the status quo as given. The work is about questioning systems of hierarchy on a macro and micro level.” Streak lives and works as an artist, writer, and curator in Durban, South Africa. He has exhibited, published, and organized exhibitions internationally. His submission in June to the 27th Durban International Film Festival received a special mention jury prize for documentary.

This Exhibition is sponsored in part by
Brooke and Mason Hearn and McKinnon and Harris, Inc.
High Resolution Images available upon request.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This show is going to be very great.
Just sayin'.
And stay tuned for interviews with Ledelle and Greg coming soon.