1418 W Franklin St
Evansville, IN 47710
On Friday, September 15th, PG Cafe and Gallery on Franklin Street (known as “The Purple Gallery” to many) will host the opening of “PREMORSE,” a solo art exhibition showcasing the past and most recent works of Heather Landry, a local artist. The art opening will be from 7PM to 9PM and will be followed by a sketch comedy show. Landry will be present at the opening to talk with fellow art-lovers and answer questions about her process. All art is for sale and hangs until October 12.
Known on the web as “Sandpaperdaisy Art,” Heather Landry is no stranger to PG’s walls. In her past PG shows, God From the Machine (2013) and Darkness (2015) she used bold colors and unrepentant lines to highlight her own anxieties and hopes about life, technology, and personal rebirth. PREMORSE goes a step further. Meaning “to roughly tear or break off,” the pieces follow the narrative of Landry’s artistic life over the past decade and end up in a heady culmination that must either lead to self-actualization, or burnout.
Many of Landry’s most recent works feature 3D fractals, an element that gives them their inexplicable forms and psychedelic color palettes. A digital artist since 2005, she also enjoys combining pre-existing works of art to make entirely new paintings. Her digital canvas prints feature additional drawing, painting and collage on the surface of the canvas, making each one more than a reproduction.
Themes in PREMORSE range from legends like Yggdrasil or the Erl King to bleak industrial sunsets and swirling futuristic scenes. Some are deeply personal, taken directly from dreams or real sources of conflict in Landry’s life. Different styles are also represented, from lush digital paintings to block prints and highly detailed ink drawings. Landry has been quoted before as saying “art is not only for the privileged,” and her pieces are priced to reflect this sentiment, ranging from $20-$90.
The PG Cafe and Gallery has been called “an establishment plucked from the likes of Portland and plopped down in the Midwest” and has widely been praised for its quality food and thriving art scene. Located at 1418 W. Franklin Street next to Tin Man, PG has fostered a rich bond with local artists and become a favorite place to display art or relax and socialize. The cafe/gallery frequently features work from The Arts Council of Doom, a local counter-culture art group of which Landry is a member.
PREMORSE Event Page: https://www.facebook.com /events/143916362870566/