Exhibit Opening: Friday, April 21st 5:30pm - 8:00pm (runs through August 12th)
Featuring Alann Boatright and Jens Rosenkrantz
Fender Bender by Alann Boatright Park Central, 2018 by Jens Rosenkrantz
Two styles of engaging art and photography form The Mohawk Gallery’s 14th exhibit from April 21st through August 12th, 2023. ‘Heavy Metal’ demonstrates how artists and photographers successfully elevate their work by printing on metal. We are excited and honored to present the artwork of Alann Boatright and photography of Jens Rosenkrantz in this show.
When you first glance at Alann Boatright’s artwork, it initially appears to be whimsical, bright, and childlike with robots often the subject matter. However, a closer look exposes the smallest of details hidden throughout the painting. You begin to discover tidbits of information about historical figures, inventors, leaders of social change, presidents, facts about famous artists, the environment, and more. What comes to life in his paintings on the surface appears to be something else entirely.
Jens Rosenkrantz has witnessed and participated in the continuous expanding field of photography for some time. His images demonstrate how the person’s eye behind the lens and the special relationship with the subject create powerful, meaningful images. Jens selected some personal favorites from Cuba to represent the place and people that he has come to love. You will discover the shapes, lines, and colors of its built environment, modern-age automobiles that American collectors would die for, and people in ordinary situations whom he artfully captured in a moment’s passing.
Artist talk #1 Alann Boatright Saturday, May 20th 1:30pm - 3pm
Artist talk #2 Jens Rosenkrantz Saturday, June 17th, 1:30pm - 3pm