Grey Mists Between Us installed at John Sloan Fine Arts Gallery, Lock Haven University, 2019.
Grey Mists Between Us revisits work that investigates color, print and collective memory. Contrasting a subdued primary palette with gray images of residual protest and violence, artist collaborators Leslie Mutchler and Jason Urban look back to the 1960’s and 1970's as captured in printed matter from the same era. The installation of layered digital prints evoke the smoking and obscured remnants of a civil strife and political tumult at once too familiar and yet distant. The layering of large-scale, abstracted images printed on everyday bond paper suggests the ephemerality and fragility of any one generation’s defining moments.
The printed components are over-printed digital on bond paper mounted with lasercut acrylic. The presence of light, in the form of EL wire, the neon which appears in later iterations of this series, speaks to a searching and a struggle to come back out of the gray shadows and into a space of illumination.