‘Voices and Visions’ on display at Launch Pad through Feb. 21Written by Guest Author | | GuestAuthor@toledofreepress.com
By Serena Ortiz, Toledo Free Press Staff Writer
“Voices and Visions,” the latest exhibit at Launch Pad Cooperative, features work by artists Carrie Day and Casey Jex Smith.
“They have different work, but aesthetically complement each other,” said Timothy Gaewesky, founder of Launch Pad Cooperative, about the concept behind the exhibit. “The basis was to determine what they wanted to show.”
Day’s artwork featured in the show is mostly sculptural with a few paintings as well. Figural forms and plaques hang on the wall. She describes the figures as not human and without gender.
“What drives me are things from my childhood that I can’t really explain. My outlet process is through art,” Day said. “Also, everyday life, like when I’m walking through the street. I can’t say one thing [influences me].”
Smith’s featured work will include new detailed ink drawings and a video. He will give an artist talk at 7 p.m. Feb. 8 at the gallery where he plans to discuss gallery representation, working with nonprofits and his art.
“They’re extremely talented and exciting artists. They’re really engaging and the show and their work has been well-received,” Gaewesky said.
Gaewesky said he hopes everyone who attends the show will take away a different interpretation.
“What we like about Launch Pad Cooperative is that each audience should take away something like the different perspectives of mediums and thinking critically about the subject matter,” he said. “There’s been a positive response to the art and the artists.”
“Voices and Visions” opened Jan. 10 and will be on display until Feb. 21. Launch Pad Cooperative is located at 911 Jefferson Ave. Gallery hours are by appointment only.
For more information, visit www.launchpadcooperative.com.