Friday, July 14 – August 11

For Your Consumption features the work of Alva Cado and Nathan Heuer, who are married and share a home studio. Both artists make use of watercolor and graphite, and the works share an obvious technical connection. Less obvious, and yet still present, is the conceptual connection that binds the two artists’ work. Consumerism dominates contemporary Western culture, and the two bodies of work reach back to the capitalistic origins of this phenomena. Alva Cado’s figurative drawings approach this broader theme through the critique of food advertising and consumption, paired with issues of gender commodification. Nathan Heuer’s architectural drawings render in minute detail the artifacts of an aggressively consumerist society. Collectively, the drawings in this exhibition explore the pervasiveness of this consumerism, inviting the viewer to consider the submerged, yet ever-present influence of advertising, media, and bottom-line economics in our everyday lives.

Opening reception Friday July 14 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM
FREE for Members; Suggested $5 donation for Non-members.

ArtBites talk and luncheon: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM Saturday, July 22
Join us for lunch and gallery talk with the Artists
Members $10; Non-members $12; At the Door $15.