Rental Gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibition of Brooklyn-based artist Cameron Welch. RETROGRADE will feature new works by Welch, and open with a reception at the gallery on Saturday, April 14, 2018 from 4 to 6 PM.
In these large-scale mixed media paintings, Welch employs material process and aesthetic reference to develop a narrative greater than the sum of its parts. Each mosaic composition seems to suggest a recounted myth, often embedded with culturally significant objects like an Aboriginal Djembe drum or a cheap MIDI keyboard.
"I realized that I could draw from images as a means to really direct the conversation in the work and create a more nuanced narrative. There's something really potent about being an artist of color and colliding these ancient images with others that start to talk about race." - Cameron Welch, Vice, May 18, 2017. The exhibition will be on view at the gallery through May 16, 2018.
ABOUT CAMERON WELCH
Cameron Welch (b. 1990, Indianapolis) is an artist who lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. Welch graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago with a BFA in 2013 and Columbia University with an MFA in 2013.