Tiko Kerr - MYTHIC PROPORTIONS
April 7 - April 29, 2017
Tiko Kerr - MYTHIC PROPORTIONS

Opening reception:
Friday, April 7, 6-9 pm
The artist will be in attendance


Artist’s Talk: Saturday, April 22, 1:30 pm

 

Artist’s Statement
The truth about identity is complex and nuanced.

In our present-day environment, we are surrounded by a cultural framework that causes polarity, often inciting us to label and categorize one another based on first impressions. This can reduce the complexity of the individual experience to parochial generalities of the ‘other’ – the very thing that makes us human is then negated.

My latest series of paper-cut collages and acrylic paintings explores how the mechanisms of evolutionary archetypes and myths, once developed for our survival and to help us understand the world, are now being triggered by these social and political conditions to make violence against facts and ultimately against one another.

The scope of my work moves between what exists that we cannot see, and what we see that does not exist. By referencing art history, current events and celebrity culture, I’m interested in fleshing out the conflicting scenarios that express our contemporary mythologies while probing the tension that exists between figuration and abstraction in my own artistic practice.

This series examines the stories that have been told and retold over time, and how those stories manipulate our clear and humane understanding of the world.

Tiko Kerr
February 2017

 

 

The Wrath of Zeus
The Wrath of Zeus
acrylic/ink on canvas
2017
39 x 48 inches
 

 

Gateway to the Underworld
North Shore in Winter
acrylic on canvas
2017
69 x 55 inches
 

 

Pandoras Legacy
Snow-line
acrylic on canvas
2017
55 x 60 inches
 

 

The Milkmaid of Asnieres
The Milkmaid of Asnieres
acrylic/ink on canvas
2017
48 x 46 inches
 

 

Thieves in the Temple
Thieves in the Temple
acrylic/ink on canvas
2017
48 x 44 inches
 

 

The Art of Visibility
The Art of Visibility
acrylic/ink on canvas
2017
48 x 38 inches
 

 

Doorway to Eternity
Doorway to Eternity
paper collage
2017
20,75 x 20.75 inches
 

 

Modern Dreams
Modern Dreams
paper collage
2017
20.75 x 20.75 inches
 

 

Approaching Olympia
Approaching Olympia
paper collage
2017
20.75 x 20.75 inches
 

 

No Mans land
No Man's land
paper collage
2017
20.75 x 20.75 inches
 

 

Walt Disney Contemplating Francis Bacon
Walt Disney Contemplating Francis Bacon
paper collage
2017
21.25 x 21.25 inches
 

 

Rousseaus Dreams
Rousseau's Dreams
paper collage
2017
17 x 17 inches
 

 

Andys Pool Party
Andy's Pool Party
paper collage
2016
17 x 17 inches
 

 

The Witch Doctor Meets the Ghosts of Joseph Beuys
Witch Doctor Meets the Ghosts of Joseph Beuys
paper collage
2016
17 x 17 inches
 

 

White Mans World
White Man's World
paper collage
2016
17 x 17 inches
 

 

Mid Century Modern
Mid Century Modern
paper collage
2016
17 x 17 inches
 

 

Cassandras Lament
Cassandra's Lament
paper collage
2017
17 x 17 inches
 

 

The Sleeping Gypsy and the Trickster
The Sleeping Gypsy and the Trickster
paper collage
2017
17 x 17 inches
 

 

Vermeer on Vacation
Vermeer on Vacation
paper collage
2016
17 x 17 inches
 

 

The Wrath of Zeus
The Wrath of Zeus
paper collage
2017
17 x 17 inches