through Oct. 28.
printmaking student Christian Brock Forrer offers an enthralling group of mixed
media works in Found Futures.The show has no didactic materials for
viewers to read, and there is not even a title printed on the gallery wall,
which is disappointing but also leaves the show completely up to
The work depicts accidental
— well, found — beauty
in strange places, along with cast-away figures. There is a heavy emphasis on
shack-like structures pieced together from loose boards, usually triangular in
some way and often teetering on very small or flimsy foundations.
The idea of worshiping
strange objects as deities is a thread that seems to run through the work, and
some pieces even feature people surrounding the triangular structures with heads
bowed. The color palate mixes dull, woody hues with bright colors very
attractively and the work has a sketchy, graphic quality. A few pieces feature
huge faces that evoke the sad, disembodied clown heads that adorn the walls of
buildings at carnivals and amusement parks.
Overall, the work feels
precarious, bizarre and extremely rewarding.