Congratulations to Rob Neilson. He has a solo show at the James Watrous Gallery in Madison titled, "Pataphysical Portraits". His exhibition ends August 19, 2018.
In this body of sculptural works, Neilson exploits the traditional genre of portraiture busts in a way which combines iconography and incongruity. Concentrating on the exchange between the idiosyncratic and collective readings of each figure’s image, Neilson explores the construction of identity and the space where the iconic encounters the absurd. His work asks what this reveals about how we see ourselves, what we value, and the meaning we give to individual narratives.
The James Watrous Gallery is located on the 3rd floor of the Overture, 201 State St, Madison, WI 53703. Gallery hours are Saturday 12–8PM, Sunday 12–5PM, Monday & Tuesday Closed, Wednesday & Thursday 12–5PM, and Friday 12–8PM. For more info click here.
Here are some photos from his reception.