See How It Feels | May 25 – June 15

GVG Contemporary presents See How It Feels, an exhibition of national, emerging artists who employ abstraction to explore the emotive qualities of space, place, and material. The artists’ explorations range from ideas about identity, phenomena, the mental landscape, maps, geography, and the memory of home. See How It Feels is an invitation to experience how space, material, and objects alter mood and transmit feelings through a diverse body of work.

Opening reception: Friday, May 25th, from 5-7pm.


KEN HORNE is a painter and psychiatric social worker based in Charlottesville, Virginia. He completed his BA in Sociology at the University of Colorado, his Master of Social Work at the University of Denver, and his MFA in Visual Art at Vermont College of Fine Arts. Ken has shown his work throughout the United States in New York, Los Angeles, Pennsylvania, Vermont, and Virginia. Recent shows include Color Camp at Chroma Projects in Charlottesville, Virginia, Got it for Cheap at The Hole in New York, Deal With It curated by Maake Magazine at Woskob Gallery in State College, Pennsylvania, and Cherry Bounce at William King Museum of Art in Abingdon, Virginia. Ken’s work has also been featured in Martha Stewart Living, Root & Star Magazine, and the collaborative artist book YOU ME WE.

RENÉE D. LAUZON is an interdisciplinary artist working in sound installation, painting, conceptual writing and experimental music. Her album of sound poetry, Highway, is exhibited on SONM, an international online sound museum, and her installations have been exhibited throughout the country. She received her BA in Art History from Burlington College in 2008 and her MFA in Visual Arts from Vermont College of Fine Arts in 2012. Her paintings reside in private collections throughout the United States. She currently lives and works in Santa Fe, NM.

JONATHAN MESS received a BFA at the University of Montana, Missoula in 1998, and an MFA in Ceramics at the State University of New York at New Paltz in 2008. He has been teaching visual arts with a focus on ceramics for over a decade. Mess has received several grants and awards. His work is in private collections and is exhibited nationally and internationally. Mess resides, works, and teaches in midcoast Maine.

CINDY PACYK received her BA in Studio Art from Knox College in 2004 and her MFA in Visual Art from Vermont College of Fine Arts in 2012, and has recently exhibited her work at the Noyes Cultural Art Center and the Illinois State Museum Chicago Gallery. She lives, teaches, and works in Chicago, IL