ART FEED: Kaleb Gay’s Inventory Of Feelings And Experiences

by | May 15, 2014 | ART

This one comes to us from outside the metropolitan area, in the unpredictable wilderness of central VA. Kaleb Gay is an artist from Lynchburg, and he emailed us a selection of photos taken at his Inventory Of Feelings And Experiences exhibition, which is currently showing at Waynesboro’s Shenandoah Valley Art Center.

This one comes to us from outside the metropolitan area, in the unpredictable wilderness of central VA. Kaleb Gay is an artist from Lynchburg, and he emailed us a selection of photos taken at his Inventory Of Feelings And Experiences exhibition, which is currently showing at Waynesboro’s Shenandoah Valley Art Center. We could have taken a snobby above-it-all attitude about work being created by our country cousins, but once we actually saw what Gay was putting together, we found it pretty fascinating.

His multimedia work uses words quoted from music and books (and sometimes the books themselves), as well as famous statements from historical figures, within the framework of three-dimensional collage involving paint, clippings, and found objects. The result has been called “a multi-media exploration of modern living,” but has a darker, unstated undertone implying frustration with the alienation modern media creates in us all.

So yeah, it’s pretty rad! Take a look:

We don’t exactly expect to be in Waynesboro between now and June 1, but if you’re in the area or are planning a visit before the end of the month, be sure to go see Inventory Of Thoughts And Experiences live and in the flesh at Shenandoah Valley Art Center, located at 126 S. Wayne Ave in Waynesboro. And keep an eye out for future words from Kaleb Gay–he swears Lynchburg has “a sloth, little-cared-about underground,” and is “WEIRD, like a mini-Vice column.” We’ve issued a challenge for him to fill us in on the details, so hopefully we’ll be getting some more info soon about being an artist in the land of Liberty University and, um… whatever else is in Lyncburg. We’ll keep you posted.

Marilyn Drew Necci

Marilyn Drew Necci

Former GayRVA editor-in-chief, RVA Magazine editor for print and web. Anxiety expert, proud trans woman, happily married.




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