Bonnie Maygarden and Carl Joe Williams at the Front

In Bonnie Maygarden's Virtuous Realityshow at the Front, the ephemeral aura of techno culture is recreated in painterly abstractions that serve as meditations on the collision between art history's traditional hand crafted values and the weird new world of synthetic imagery that exists all around us. But artist-musician Carl Joe Williams merges the electronic with the shamanic in his outdoor labyrinth-like installation of painted totemic sculptures that incorporate his music in an attempt to attain what he describes as "a supernal place of introspection, and a reminder of connection to all... I see music and art as extensions of each other, visual music with audible imagery."

 

Written by D. Eric Bookhardt