Something Out of Nothing

Something Out of Nothing

Featuring: Jeffrey Wilcox Paclipan and Sabre Esler

Opening Reception: January 26th, 6:00 – 8 PM

Artist Talk: March 3rd, 2:00 PM

Chastain Arts Center is pleased to announce Something Out of Nothing, a two-person exhibition of mixed media works made from unconventional materials and installation, from artists Jeffrey Wilcox Paclipan and Sabre Esler. This show presents the varied mediums of expression through shape and form while exploring notions of abstraction. The work is made to expand the idea of what the definition of “Art” can be.

Jeffrey Wilcox Paclipan is a self-taught artist who is compelled to create objects with nontraditional materials and transform them to a greater meaning. The process of creating a “dialogue” with mixed media has been evolving for over three decades. Incorporating mixed media on canvas, wood or toys; transforming the materials to a textural and dimensional world. Marginalized materials found or discarded whether with beads, confetti or puzzles are combined in layers, to create a visual stimulus. Paclipan states about his work- It is not necessarily about viewing something for the sake of beauty– but to create a visual emotional connection and response from within.

Sabre Esler is an Atlanta based artist. Her current work is focused on the architecture of thought. She is fascinated with how the mind works; the connections and pathways that lead to convoluted results. She seeks to understand why people think the way they do. How decisions add up to a web of thought. Collective thought forms societal shifts. Her process starts in sculpture and installation exploring the patterns of decision making. She translates the sculptures into other mediums, to continue to manipulate the patterns and hierarchy of the structures. She is not as interested in a specific medium, but how to describe the hierarchy of pattern that the mind creates by paradigms of thought.

Visit the Chastain Arts Center Gallery, to view Something Out of Nothing. The exhibition is free and open to the public.

The Opening Reception is Friday, January 26 from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM                                                                                                                      The Artist Talk is Saturday, March 3 at 2:00 PM.

Chastain Arts Center Gallery | 135 West Wieuca Road, NW Atlanta, GA 30342.

                                                                                                          Jeffrey Wilcox Paclipan

                                                                                                                                                          Sabre Esler