To a Certain Extent
Jack Metcalf + Steve Krutek
January 8-29 with an opening reception on the 8th from 5-8
the brink gallery
111 W Front St
Missoula MT 59802
Good lawd, Real Good's Jack Metcalf is venturing out to our friends at the brink gallery this month in partnership with his officemate/fellow adjunct professor Steve Krutek. Should be worth a look see. Be there or be square, and no it's not hip to be square.
ARTIST STATEMENT =
We all are voyeurs. It's part of our fabric, and it is the central point of inquisition for artists Jack Metcalf and Steve Krutek in their most recent exhibition, To a Certain Extent. The two of them, us, we all want to understand what we all hide; we want to know what goes on behind the facades of those houses—the homes we walk/drive by in the evening. We all imagine how others operate, how others live, these narratives are directed by our own constructed archetypes. Not in a sexual way, but a human way. We do not want to hurt anyone. On the surface it is a form entertainment, but at the same time we want to know: What do humans do? Do they do the same things as I do? It’s fundamental knowledge coupled with comfort we are after. In a separate, yet collaborative art exhibition, To a Certain Extent speculates on these two, observation and identity, ones role in an understanding of the other, as in the one we find ourselves in the other, as often as always as we all have.