Converge Gallery is excited to announce the unveiling of two social and politically charged solo exhibitions featuring local artist ClockWorkBox and emerging artist to watch M.A. Morgan.
This will be ClockWorkBox’s first true solo exhibition at the gallery. ClockWorkBox has shown small bodies of work at Converge Gallery in the past, and is more known for the controversial piece featuring golden basketballs titled “Gentrification”.
More about ClockWorkBox
Early in his life, Clockwork Box (Tim Miller) was greatly influenced by the work of Jasper Johns and Joseph Beuys. Both of these artists found ways to elevate popular iconography through the prism of their own experience. Like Marcel Duchamp who preceded them, the observer’s role became to create art’s meaning. ClockWorkBox has also been greatly influenced by the work of Joseph Cornell who used the evocation of nostalgia to appeal to the viewer and used materials found in thrift shops to make his work. From the work of these artists he was encouraged to find his own voice in the flotsam and jetsam of America’s past and present. Themes in this show include: growing up, sociopolitical issues, mental illness, metaphysics, redemption, and the concepts of time and change.
M.A. Morgan is the next emerging artist to watch. Morgan, who lives and works in Pontotoc, MS, is a graduate of the Mississippi University for Women with a BFA in studio arts. Her sculptural assemblages are reminiscent of Cornell boxes but deal with present day issues including the bombings of Gaza, Syria, Iraq & Afghanistan, the confederate flag, ISIS, and the American Dream.
Full Color Buzzkill & FCK H8 opens on Friday, October 16th. The shows run until November 14th. An opening reception is planned for Friday, October 16th at 6pm.
About Converge Gallery
Converge Gallery was founded in 2011. The gallery, already internationally recognized for its ambitious program, has been extremely selective and focused on both emerging and notable mid-career artists with an increasingly more conceptual direction oriented to display the most challenging and innovative art.
What we are trying to do, without any pretense to define art, is to elevate the discussion about art, reality and perception. Converge Gallery’s goal is to sell the meaning and cultural context of an artwork along with the individual point of view of the artist that, encouraged to aim for a certain level of aesthetic value, clarity of content and vision is also required, as well as the ideal collector, to have an extensive knowledge about the intricate dynamics of contemporary art.
The greatest achievement for us would be to extend the boundaries of art beyond art itself and generate a dialectic exchange between artist and general public by interacting with the other disciplines with the objective to determine a wider understanding of what is happening here and now.
The gallery is located at 140 West Fourth Street, Williamsport, PA and gallery hours are Tuesday thru Saturday from 11:00 am – 6:00 pm.
For all press inquiries, photo requests and a PDF catalog of the exhibition, please contact John Yogodzinski, Director, Converge Gallery : firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: www.convergegallery.com. Tel: 570.435.7080 Address: Converge Gallery 140 West 4th Street, Williamsport, PA 17701, USA