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Art: Lux and Unnamed Places at Country Club

By Laura Leffler · July 8th, 2009 · CityBeat Recommends
The two current exhibitions at Country Club Gallery have something in common — namely, a sense of place. And yet the two artists included here, Christina Seely and Evan Hecox, deal with the idea of place in profoundly different ways.

Seely’s exhibition, Lux, is clearly the focal point. Fourteen large-scale digital photographs, each mounted on an aluminum panel, cover the majority of the gallery’s space. Lux, the San Francisco-based photographer’s on-going project, deals with urban consumption in an intelligent, if expected, way.

Seely studies NASA night maps that document Earth’s brightest places — urban spots, all in North America, Western Europe and Japan.

On the far wall of the gallery, Evan Hecox’s small exhibition, Unnamed Places, consists of three drawings and two paintings and turns out to be a gem of a show. Hecox, a Denver-based artist and illustrator, is clearly fascinated with the urban landscape. In each of his images, a sense of the mundane goings-on of city life is betrayed by the artist’s Chinese-style brush stroke, a beautiful process that transforms the everyday into something nearing the spiritual. Hecox, like Seely, deals with the abstraction of a place rather than a specific place.

Lux and Unnamed Places will be on view noon-4 p.m. Saturdays and by appointment through Aug. 29 at Country Club.



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