Neon Wilderness

Show runs March 28, 2019 through April 26, 2019

Opening Reception / March 28, 2019 /  5:30pm to 7:30pm

Kelley Stelling Contemporary presents a group exhibition opening March 28th, 2019 titled Neon Wilderness. The show will feature works by Megan Bogonovich, Michael Andrew Phillips, and Preta Wolzak. Exhibition dates are March 28, 2019 through April 26, 2019. The Artist Reception will be held on March 28th from 5:30-7:30pm.

Megan Bogonovich is a ceramics artist who uses antique porcelain molds and hand colorful glazes to create fanciful sculpture, that when massed, overwhelms the viewer’s senses. Of her work she says, “The sculptures combine naturalistic and abstracted imagery to suggest the possibility of the real and the imagined cohabitating.” She says she creates her sculptures in order to "present scenarios about the comforts and limitations of our personal worlds”. Bogonovich has a studio in Norwich, VT and teaches art at St. Anselm College in Manchester, NH.

Preta Wolzak is based in Amsterdam and has exhibited internationally. This show incorporates a series of silk scarves with images of plastic dolls she has augmented and photographed. Wolzak studied Monumental Design at the Gerrit Rietveldacademie from 1986-1991. Since then she has worked in commission in applied arts: she made illustrations for book covers, she designed and made furniture, designed exhibitions, designed interiors for private people and companies.The baby dolls, seemingly childrens toys, become grotesque in their quest for beauty. Her latest series, “Fighting Women”, was recently shown at Art Basel Miami 2018.

Michael Andrew Phillips, a young artist inspired by the great abstract expressionists will show his large-scale paintings, which he creates on the floor using a mix of mediums. His sporadic brush strokes and the occasional footprint add a layer of levity to his otherwise stoic works.