Voice 1156 is proud to present It's Only Humanity,
Featured Artists: Kelsey Brooks, Paul Chatem, Mike Maxwell, and Ryan Jacob Smith.

April 6 - 27
Opening reception Friday April 6, 2007
4:00pm - 11:00pm

Gallery hours: Tuesday - Friday 11am - 6pm;
Saturday - Monday by appointment

VOICE 1156 is proud to present It's Only Humanity. The four featured artists have created new and unique painted works and installations that are partially related to the broad yet ever so important realm of humanity. Mike Maxwell's distinct portraits evoke a hint of nostalgia and history as they portray the identities of both authentic historical figures as well as some fabricated personas. Paul Chatem creates interactions between humans and man-made elements in his paintings, recognizing the impact that humans have on nature and vice versa. Kelsey Brooks presents a pyramid shaped installation which emblemizes an obscure deity and displays various paintings as if they are treasured acquisitions or thoughtful offerings. The softly colored and clean-lined silhouettes by Ryan Jacob Smith seem to be an ambiguous representation of any given individual, while his "microcosmic" dots act as organic indications of the links between individuals and the rest of humanity.

It's Only Humanity is made possible through the patronage of the following sponsors:

MATRIX Visual Solutions

Full-time sponsor FLORABELLA

Full-service florist: weddings and events
1732 Madison Avenue, San Diego, CA 92116
Phone 619.574.7673 Fax 619.574.1130

Full-time sponsor UNSCENE

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