April 20, 2010 by: Dom
Sally Rebl, Consummation: New works on paper
The Underground Gallery, CEPA, 617 Main Street, Buffalo.
April 10 – May 29, 2010
Opening reception Saturday, April 10 from 7-10 p.m.
Consummation is a body of work driven by pure, unfettered emotion and desire, as expressed through the eyes of a newlywed separated from her husband by war. The imagery is representative of the deployment countdown, 365 days, 52 weeks, 12 months, 1 year, etc., asking, “Does absence truly make the heart grow fonder?” Sexuality abounds, as a complex lacework of “womanhood” is weaved. Love and lust fight to the death, and biological and maternal yearnings make themselves known. While intensely personal in nature, the large pieces could not have been contained small scale, instead exploding in a refusal to stay a member of the “Silent Ranks.”