"3" brings together New York artist
Ernesto Burgos and Bay Area artists Kyle Ranson and Derrick Snodgrass
whose sculpture and painting present a visual interpretation of white
noise, oscillating between darkness and beauty, chaos and catharsis.
The resonance of these works is not only to be found in their craft and
intricacy, but in the romance and delicacy of their subject matter.
sees his manipulation of material as a political gesture, putting
systems under question and expanding the possibility of their
functions. Structures are trampled, crystallized, attacked, blackened
and melting down. The materials and forms innately have a reference to
their past, but have been abstracted enough to function as raw building
blocks for reconstruction of the spaces they occupy.
recent works depict the mythological rape of the Sabine women and the
symbolism and reconciliation of this passionate struggle. Kyle's
subject matter, sometimes controversial, often demands understanding
from the viewer. Yet the delicacy of his work comes through in these
portraitures, humanizing his subjects with intricate detail.
Snodgrass' kaleidoscopic palate creates chaotic landscapes full of
radiant energy. A reaction to overly controlled and ordered
surroundings, he applies multi-layers of color to create his
'terrains.' The result is a vibrant structural breakdown of a once