Most people will pass by a dead tree or plant without so much as a glance, but S.D. Prochyras art finds its roots in these overlooked and intricate systems. Its this pedigree of death and beauty thats on display tonight in Requiem, a solo exhibition of his work. The art is a coalescence of the artists time spent studying, traveling with the Drive by Press woodblock printing group, and completing a five-month residency at Illiterate Gallery, where he has worked on the pieces for this show.
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Prochyra, a Colorado native, hopes to offer a blending of the mortal and natural. Theyre works that consist of trees and human forms, he says. I want to show the tension between human and natural systems, with each transforming into the other. The results come together in several mediums, with woodblock prints, drawings and a sculpture on view tonight. The display is an amalgam of two distinct worlds that, though separated, blend together in a physical and curious way.
Requiem opens tonight at 6 p.m. at Illiterate Gallery, 82 South Broadway, and runs through January 28; admission is free. You can visit www.illiteratemedia.com or call 303-993-4474 for more information.
Jan. 7-28, 2011