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Central Art Gallery Featured Artist

Central Art Gallery announces its September "3rd Friday" art show, showcasing the works of Featured Artist Kyle Peets. Kyle (b. 1984, Utah) is a multi-disciplinary artist and educator who has exhibited his work nationally and abroad. He has had solo exhibitions at Platte Forum gallery (Denver, CO as well as various group exhibitions, Character Profile at Root Division gallery (San Francisco, CA)Art Is Our Last Hope at The Phoenix Art Museum (Phoenix, AZ), and Art Shanty on the frozen White Bear Lake (Minneapolis, MN). His work was published in the periodical SPRTS by Endless Editions (New York, NY), archived in the Watson Library Special Collections, The Metropolitan Museum of Art and MoMA, Manhattan, Artists’ Books. He received his MFA in Printmaking from the University of Iowa as well as a graduate certificate in book arts from the Iowa Center For The Book.

The exhibit will be from 5-8pm during Medford’s Art Walk Friday, September 17th. *FACE MASKS REQUIRED* Social distancing is strongly encouraged. We are strictly following CDC's COVID-19 guidelines - click here for more info. Central Art Gallery is located in downtown Medford at 101 N. Central.

Fri. 9/17 5-8pm - Art Walk (exhibition)

“Cups To Help People” is a series of ceramic vessels that uses humor and the absurd to disrupt logical thinking patterns and the way we relate to the everyday objects in our lives. The word “funny” is often used when one is confronted by something that just doesn’t quite make sense, or is a little off, or isn’t “right.” Most of my work is centered on different iterations of these kinds of “funny” moments.

Funny moments are made when things (language, images, objects, ideas) don’t lineup, so one might be inclined to lean into those enigmas to try and figure out what’s going on. Attention is extended when things don’t exactly make sense. I use that nebulous area just beyond meaning as a place filled with opportunity to use humor, a sense of mischief and poetry to critique dominant narratives and conventions to imagine new ones.

-from Artist's Statement

Check out more of Charles's work here:  

(Upper Left: "A Cup For People Who Enjoy Codependency" - ceramic, Kyle Peets)
(Middle and Bottom Left: "A Cup For People Who Dislike Chewy Meat" - ceramic, Kyle Peets)
(Bottom Right: "A Cup For People Who Enjoy Teamwork" - ceramic, Kyle Peets)