January 9 – February 8
Gearbox Main Gallery
Acrylic paintings by Jamie Treacy and mixed media ceramic sculpture by John Damian Boychuk. Both artists explore and speculate upon a changing environment’s effect on the biological world. Necessary Mutation invites the viewer to a world just beyond the familiar where life is changing and reinventing itself at an intimate and visceral scale. Treacy’s acrylic paintings depict a world that is both disorienting and alluring. Lichens, fungi, and weathered rock formations metamorphose and congregate as if to express their sentience. Boychuk’s sculptures exist in a realm between the creaturely and the geologic. Blooming with strange shifts in color and sheen, Boychuk describes his sculptures as sentient beings beyond the hubris of Humanity.