ABQArtwalk + OT Circus present: The Yearly Parallax
December 7, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The OT Circus + ABQArtwalk present for one night only, “The Yearly Parallax” – with works by local artist Andrew Jetter. Join us for this First Friday pop up solo exhibit! Light refreshments will be available, and Andrew will be raffling off a few prints of his work!
About the show in the artists’ own words:
“In terms of cosmology, every half-year our perspective is at its most severe; and every full year we nearly return to the original vantage point…
I want this show to commemorate having the same perspective as one did a year ago (same underlying motives, same desires, and same drive), but with a sagaciousness that a year full of new perspectives has brought. Whether it be about career choices, relationships, life in general, or literally looking at things from a new perspective with a more nuanced point of view.
The year has come full circle. In this time, I like to reflect on all that has changed, for better or worse, along with what has stayed consistent (for better or worse), but with a greater understanding and clearer wisdom.
I aim to show this abstraction in a very literal sense, through use of geometrical line and depth in my work. My pieces are meant to be viewed from different angles. That viewer is encouraged to pan around the paintings to take in all perspectives and lighting, and observe from different angles, as one has done throughout the past years in their own life.
I welcome you to The Yearly Parallax, and hope it inspires a reflection on your personal journey around the sun.”
About the artist:
Andrew Jetter constructs vast landscapes to delve into, featuring grand themes including fundamental dualities, knowledge, horizons, natural and artificial juxtapositions, and the illusion of dimensional scale.
Being from Albuquerque, he naturally draw inspiration from our mind-blowing skies that contrast so vividly with the raw, Earth tones of our environment – all of which is part of the decaying infrastructure of thin stucco, the ever-present dust, and our diverse culture that shapes NM. From this source material, he creates worlds flirting with the edge of reality. Believable places, but with an unsettling undertone of impossibility that invites the viewer to analyze . . .