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For the month of March select works by local printmaker/photographer, Gillian Pokalo will be on display at Black Moth Tattoo & Gallery.
In Pokalo’s mixed media artwork it is immediately evident she is carrying the torch of the radical art movements of the early twentieth century to our present day. The compositions balance excitement and harmony, the exposed as well as the cryptic, which pull the attention of the viewer in, to maintain there for dissection and appreciation.
The works are incredibly innovative in their vision and applied techniques of layering materials with recognizable and unrecognizable imagery. Pokalo employs painting, photography, and printmaking techniques in her art making to create an extremely one-of-a-kind result while hitting the mark of intention. Not content with being a one trick pony, she is always looking for new ways to spark the creative direction, seeking the right blend of content and materials that responds to the experience or concept. Pokalo notes she is “influenced by the sociological shift in the communities that were originally built around industry and the remnants of places that no longer exist. I photograph buildings that are in some way imperfect, or have a humble, almost forgotten quality.“ Striking contrasts of values and dynamic arrangements will pull you through the body of work, then inevitably you will want to revisit each piece for further investigation.
Do not miss the opportunity to view these wonderful works in person. Stop in the gallery 5 days a week from 10 am – 6 pm to view and add to your collection. All works are also available for sale online through www.blackmothgallery.com
Feature image: Philadelphia Electric Co., Gillian Pokalo