638 E. Market St. • 589-5466
Opening reception: Sept. 7, 6-9 p.m.
Michael Koerner makes no bones about his views on hot-button issues. The use of oil on canvas, sculpture and opposing color palettes helps the artist point out the obvious. A genius technique of Koerner allows the main focal point to burst off the canvas as background images are etched in the visual center of the brain, allowing the viewer to gain the (c)overt messages. “My satirical ideas and meticulous editorial technique have been refined in this series of work to such a high degree that seemingly unrelated issues are woven convincingly together inline,” he says. Koerner’s bold showing contrasts his last endeavor, the intimate “Cloud Conversations” that fused ink and oil, seen at Zephyr Gallery in 2009. —Allison Ray