Carbondale Arts presents “National Parks Development” by artist Will Gurley, as well as “Settle Down In A Town Where Nothing Burns”, by artist Robert Martin, which both opened on First Friday, April 5 at the R2 Gallery inside The Launchpad.
Gurley’s solo show “National Parks Development” is a parody about the development of the natural world, showing alternative uses for the National Parks, turning these national treasures into recreational and commercial facilities. The works will investigate and explore the shortcomings of modern development and humanities disregard and commodification of nature.
Martin’s solo show “Settle Down In A Town Where Nothing Burns” showcases the artist’s transition from his earlier sculptural practice to his current work with painting in a retrospective. His dioramas are carved from a variety of woods using hand and power tools. Martin’s narrative landscapes generally combine personal history, shared stories, and roadside observations.
Learn more about both of these exhibitions, which run through April 27, at http://www.carbondalearts.com/r2-gallery/