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Honey Ramka presents Standards of Living, an exhibition by Jeffrey Tranchell and Michael Wetzel. Opens Friday, October 27th from 6-9 PM. On view through Sunday, December 10th.

Wetzel’s installations draw from his experience growing up with Richard Meier’s famously austere Lambert House. Accompanying Wetzel’s work are Tranchell’s lamp-like sculptures, themselves an amalgam of home-improvement materials. Taken together, their works explore how the accumulation and remnants of memories and materials effect how we store, process, and construct the same.

Also on view in the project space is Rapid Cycle, an exhibition by Jessica Cannon. As Cannon writes:

The paintings in Rapid Cycle depict waves in different formations – rising, leaning, merging into each other, crashing onto themselves. They evolved from working with fragmented landscape imagery but mark a shift into a more figurative and cosmic territory.

This transition happened over the last year as I saw my father struggle with health issues and absorbed the aftermath of the election. Last winter I began reading some introductory physics books and connected with their poetic descriptions of time and space. The feeling of smallness brought on by mortality and politics had a different quality against the backdrop of the universe.

This interior shift resonated with the imagery I was working with and expanded on a previous interest in collective symbols and Jungian archetypes. The paintings in Rapid Cycle contain elements that appear often in my work: bodily forms experienced as vessels of water, rainbows as containers for limited human sight, the sun and moon as signifiers of time, and waves as expressions of energy.


Jeffrey Tranchell | Michael Wetzel
Standards of Living / Rapid Cycle
10/27/17-12/10/17
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