Hudson’s Limner Gallery has a history of showing strange and alternative works that fall outside the art mainstream, so when they mount a show called “Strange Figurations,” you should expect it to be a little out there (or way out there) in a way that will bend your brain.
Focusing on unusual and inexplicable figurative art forms. Strange Figurations opens this Saturday, September 11 with an artist reception from 5-7pm and runs through October 2.
The exhibit features works by Aric Calfee, RJ Calabrese, Nannette Cherry, Deb Danziger, Joseph Farbrook, James Willie, Faust, Victor Gadino, Brian Gonzalez, Asuka Hishiki, Criminy M H Johnson, Jeffrey Katrencik, Melissa Kulig, Dan McGregor, Jason Miller, Kathy Mitchell, Peter B. Moore, Sylvie Muller, Serapion Nasosov, Matthew Oates, Anna Plavinskaya, Tanya Quinn, Thomas Schlotterback, Susan Siegel, Christian Batteau and Cheri Wranosky.
Some works seem intended to shock us with meaningless weirdness, weirdness for it’s own sake. Other pieces tell stories and although strange in appearance, have political and cultural messages attached. Overall the intent is to provoke thought, through direct symbolism, storytelling and by touching our innate, primal curiosity.