February 2, 2022 - July 1, 2022
In the last two years, masks have dominated culture. Both literally and metaphorically, masks interpret our reality and help to construct who we are. They are typically for protection, disguise, performance, or entertainment. Masks have been used since antiquity for both ceremonial and practical purposes, as well as in the performing arts and for entertainment.
Lark Allen III has constructed a vision of masks made from discarded and found objects that tell a story incorporating a wide breadth of the history of modernity. From Africa to Eternity appears as if 2D images created by Basquiat or Picasso were given form and walked off into the distance. The use of found objects inspires hope and gratitude. Transformation is real. Change possible. That which was once old can be made new. Allen’s work honors the cycles of change present in life.