ACME Works by Christopher Rabb
Mokah Art Gallery
March 11 to 27, 2010
Artist Reception on Saturday, March 20, 2010, from 7 to 10 p.m.
Christopher Rabb’s paintings represent slices of selected comic book compositions in their bare visual elements exposing the raw expressive power of the climax. Rabb’s source is comic books for their inherent expressive visual language. Comics are seemingly simple because they are comprised of three major elements: the image, text, and sequence. Rabb removes the characters and text, leaving activated space, visual movement, and visual time gaps between planes.
The flattened planes emulate cutouts, as if they have been physically removed from the original context and placed inside the composition, creating a culmination of climaxes. This climactic energy aims to capture and immerse the viewer, compelling them to investigate what is taking place. Where there are planes of color exploding, twisting, and distorting space in the compositions, there are remnants of Rabb’s original visual sources, comic books.
Rabb is a native Texan who currently resides in Irving and attends the University of Dallas in pursuit of a Master of Fine Arts in Art. This exhibition is presented in partial fulfillment for the Master of Fine Arts in Art at the University of Dallas, 2010.
Mokah Art Gallery, an extension of Life in Deep Ellum, serves to promote culture and art in Deep Ellum and surrounding communities. At the Cultural Center, Mokah Art Gallery exhibitions feature contemporary art of local artists from the experimental, the emerging, and the established.
Mokah Art Gallery is located at 2803 Taylor Dallas, Texas 75226. Gallery hours are Monday – Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. or by appointment.