Tria Gallery presents identity featuring paintings by Kelly Mudge, encaustic mixed media works by Marybeth Rothman, and sculpture by Kathy Stecko.
Exploring aspects of personality, behavior, sociology and the psyche, the works in identity use different media and styles to challenge preconceptions of beauty and humanity. In their own way, Mudge, Rothman and Stecko each probe below the surface of their subjects to expose the reality beneath. In so doing they are all able to capture personalities, hopes, dreams, fears, anxieties and insecurities. In the single instant depicted in a painting or sculpture, much is revealed on an outward physical level as well as on an inner psychological one. The viewer shares – perhaps with a touch of voyeurism – an intimate moment, a very human one, and receives a brief insight into the subjects’ true identities.