February 6 – March 18, 2016
smalltownBIGCITY: a two person show with a southern vernacular aesthetic
by Kelly Celeste Porter + Brandon Donahue

Opening Reception: Saturday, February 6, 2016 6-8 PM
Featuring Lunar Landers Spinning Southern Soul
Serving Southern Bites and Elixers

Closing Reception: Friday, March 18, 2016 6-8 PM
Featuring the Artists Kelly Celeste Porter and Brandon Donahue

smalltownBIGCITY is an exploration of southern vernacular from two very different perspectives. Kelly Porter and Brandon Donahue speak to their individual roots, upbringing, and the cultural heritage that stems from their indelible connection to place. Kelly’s work recalls the visual language of the rural back roads, small towns, and mom and pop culture. Brandon’s work relates to the traditions of folk art, hip hop and graffiti art. This show brings an energy like a visual table tennis match comparing and contrasting different background influences using similar approaches to the process of creation. This collection of artifacts resides in a space between high and low art, transcends medium, and includes found, collected, and created pieces that are sculptural, tactile and defy specific categorization.