Timothy Wehrle Elseware at P.P.O.W. Gallery

.P.O.W is pleased to present an exhibition of new works by Timothy Wehrle, his first show with the gallery. A self-taught artist, Wehrle creates intricate drawings that carefully blend nostalgic yearnings with stark depictions of everyday life in rural, middle-America.  Firmly grounded in a specific place and moment in time, Wehrle’s works are born out of a realist’s vision of his native Iowa, one that moves away from the dreamy, pastoral fantasy of America’ heartland and questions the conception that nostalgia is inherently good. As writer Anya Ventura describes it, “Wehrle’s Iowa is not bulging pastures and gold-struck hay bales, starched, weather-beaten farmers with their pink-cheeked children. This Iowa is not honorable, clean, industrious, or pure. This is the Iowa of Monsanto and ethanol plants. It is the Iowa of grain elevators, freight trains, and Hummer trailers…It is the poor, rural Midwest, the America of fast food and industrial ag, where the coal is burning, the livestock is screaming, and the water has turned bad.”

 

Opening Reception: Thursday, March 17, 6 – 8 PM

Start Date

March 17, 2016

End Date

April 16, 2016

Hours

10:00 AM - 06:00 PM

Address

PPOW Gallery 535 West 22nd Street, 3rd Floor New York, NY 10011

Event Type

Public

More Information

http://www.ppowgallery.com

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