As Above, So Below . December 5-30, 2020
Wally Workman Gallery opens a two-person show with California based Julia Lucey and Colorado based Julie Maren. Both artists take inspiration from nature. Maren works directly with natural materials like burr acorn shells and mica to create organically shaped wall installations. Lucey creates meticulous etching collages depicting the local flora and fauna. The wildlife in Lucey’s pieces look directly at the viewer, in judgement but also as a plea—as human activity is threatening their existence. This year California has seen devastating wildfires, turning the sky intense and unusual colors. These changing colors are reflected in Lucey’s new work. The sky has also been a focal point for Maren, a unifying source as it is shared by all humanity. Her works in the show, like Eclipse and Stardust, focus on moving from darkness to light, reflecting the changes above us but also a wish for mankind.