The Red Arrow Gallery / 919 Gallatin Ave., Suite #4 May 7, 2022 - May 29, 2022

Donté Hayes, Kimia Kline, Sara Mejia Kriendler, Linda Lopez, Emily Weiner

Mundus Inversus:

Any act of expressive behavior which inverts, contradicts, abrogates, or in some fashion presents an alternative to commonly held cultural codes, values, and norms—be they linguistic, literary, or artistic, religious or social and political.

Barbara Babcock, The Reversible World: Symbolic Inversion in Art and Society, 1978


of or relating to the world, universe, or earth

Mundus Inversus brings together sculpture, paintings, and installation by five America-based artists working in varied media. Ranging also in shape and size, the pieces on view share the common balancing act of merging—and subverting—dominant ideas of material value and symbolic form in the history of art and human culture.

Employing conventionally modest mediums (such as clay, wood, and aluminum), while formally evoking the miraculous or monumental, these artists embrace the mundane as a means of elevating personal and collective histories. The themes embodied in these pieces vary widely and derive from diverse perspectives, individually and collectively imparting the message that other stories are possible through handmade visual expression.

This exhibition was organized by Emily Weiner at The Red Arrow Gallery, with support from a Tri-Star Arts 2021 Current Art Fund grant.