November Exhibition :: Wade Schuster & Ondrea Levey

Wade Schuster, Moon Beams, Oil on Canvas.

Wade Schuster, Moon Beams, Oil on Canvas

November Exhibition :: Wade Schuster & Ondrea Levey

October 28 – November 19

First Friday Art Walk Reception:

November 4, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Gallery Hours:

Wednesday – Saturday, 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Appointments are available too.

About the Exhibition:

This month’s exhibition features abstract paintings by Wade Schuster and narrative sculptures by Ondrea Levey. Consisting of fragments of material experiences gleaned from walks through the city, painting is a way for Wade to synthesize time and space while exploring philosophical language. Alternatively, Ondrea draws upon her personal experiences, cultural identities, and lore to create to tell stories about the journey toward generational healing and acceptance of one’s self.

About the Artists:

Wade Schuster’s recent work consists of fragments of material experiences gleaned from walks through the city. Walking is one of those rare experiences where we can think, remember the past, and daydream about the future all at the same time. These thoughts, observations, memories, and experiences, some conscious and some unconscious, become intertwined, creating a new reality. As we walk the streets, with no destination in mind, we traverse in liminal space and it’s the liminal quality of that experience that Wade’s paintings are responding to. They exist in the gap between experience and language. While his work remains phenomenological, it is not inward looking, but instead him seeking connection with the world through time and space.

Ondrea Levey draws upon her personal experiences, cultural identities, and lore to create illustrations, sculptures, and installations to tell stories about the journey toward generational healing and acceptance of the self. Our society’s systems of oppression instill shame, self-doubt, and trauma, which is amplified in marginalized communities. Using archetypes, folklore, ancestral knowledge, folk art practices, tissue paper ruffles, and ritual, Ondrea creates narratives of the battle toward love and acceptance of our shadows.