R3 Gallery presents GENTLE ON MY MIND
Paintings and Sculptures by Alexander Cheves & Walter Logue
Opening reception Saturday, March 3rd, 6-9PM

The title of the show is "Gentle on my mind" - it's a line from an old Glen Campbell song. The basic underlying idea behind the show is work informed by western landscape, architecture, and state of mind. Alexander Cheves visual vocabulary consists of iconic shapes - barns, swimming pools, fields, farms - inspired by a youth spent in California's central valley. He juxtaposes these shapes to create emotional narratives commenting on everything from personal relationships to the co-opting of California farmland for urban development. Walter Logues work is more literal - he uses text on simple paintings to evoke an emotional response, whether the viewer recognizes the source material or not. His work is both hilarious and thought provoking.