Vertical Gallery is proud to present “The Color of Life”, our second solo exhibition with Minneapolis-based artist Greg Gossel, featuring over 50 new original works. The exhibition will run from October 1 – 29, 2016 with an opening reception with the artist Saturday, October 1, 6-10pm.
Continuing to explore his signature mixed-media pop aesthetic, Gossel debuts a new series of letter-based works and wood panel collages for “The Color of Life”. Pulp noir and silver age romance comics are juxtaposed with anonymous family photos, vintage dime store packaging, and children’s coloring books; creating a fragmented visual memory of times gone by. These images are applied to wood panels with silkscreen ink, acrylic paint, and enamel; only to be physically cut apart and reconstructed in rhythmic geometric patterns referencing the works of Frank Stella and Jasper Johns. The end result is a new series of vibrant, heavily layered compositions that offer a window into the joys and sadness that make up the colors of life.
All artwork can be picked up or will ship at the end of the exhibition.