"Remember When We Shared Secrets" is an exhibition with artists Holly Kranker and Jeff Sedrel. Both artists use familiarity, rhythm and comfort in their work to encourage a fall into rest and contemplation. A space where one can connect lived time and memory to something entirely outside of one’s own experience—for Kranker, into a new vernacular and identity, and for Sedrel, into the complexities of spirituality and what it means to be human.
Together, Kranker and Sedrel’s work shine like relics from a not-so-distant past, one where we’ve already forgotten the details, but still feel the buzz of connection.
Their exhibition will be on display at the W. Dale Clark Main Library's Michael Phipps Gallery from Sept. 7 – Oct. 28. The public is invited to attend the opening reception on Friday, Sept. 7, from 4 – 6 p.m., which will include a discussion with the artists at 5 p.m.
Holly Kranker's sculptures and installations live hovering between experience, contemplation, exploration and memory. Using a variety of materials such as pine needles, sand, wood and fabric, Kranker creates familiar objects that assume unfamiliar identities in their redefined contexts.
Jeff Sedrel uses a meditative, improvisational approach to painting to explore the spiritual through an expressionist and pop art sensibility. Continued themes in Sedrel’s work are harmony, balance and the inner world of emotion and connection. He has a specific interest in attempting to simplify that which is not simple.