“Contradictions” is now open and features a diverse grouping of contemporary artists that are earning a variety of press, including featured artist Richard Bassett. Richard Bassett, in kind thanks to the Jack Fischer Gallery in San Francisco, presents two pieces from his Comfort Level series. Richard Basett describes, “The Comfort Level Series uses anonymous images from bank robberies and convenience store hold ups. Seen rendered in needlepoint on the face of small pillows, these images are a shock that remind us both of the violence of the original events, as well as their prevalence on the 24-hour news cycle. These pillows suggest that we maintain our distance from the numbing inundation of this type of exposure.
Richard Bassett’s Comfort Level art pieces are now on exhibit. Please visit “Contradictions” through November 5, 2011.