Gerald Peters Gallery Contemporary

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Live and Let Fly
Artists: Chris Maynard and Troy Abbott
June 14 – July 20, 2024
Opening Reception: Friday, June 14, 5-7 pm.

We are delighted to announce our upcoming exhibition, Live and Let Fly, featuring the work of Chris Maynard and Troy Abbott.
Chris Maynard carves feathers into intricate art to make their natural beauty more noticeable. His work highlights the patterns and colors of the feathers themselves, inviting the viewer to look and look again. For him, feathers represent flight, transformation, and a bridge between our present lives and our dreams. Most of Maynard’s pieces are intimate jewels carved from a single feather, however we will be presenting a few large-scale works which incorporate several feathers and document the lives and activities of entire flocks of birds in their communal activities.

Troy Abbot’s work is a documentation of the dichotomies of man vs. nature, technology vs. analog. Troy’s pieces combine videos of birds, taken by the artist, sitting in cages, both antique and new, created or repurposed by the artist. The works serve as a sort of cautionary tale in which the future may be filled with digital representations of nature. The floors of the antique birdcages are littered with old circuit boards and colored wires, reflecting on the swift obsolescence of technology, and even swifter erasure of the natural world that occurs in the wake of progress.