Everyday UFOs, an exhibition of recent photography by artist Gregg Louis will be on view in the project room at the Nohra Haime Gallery from March 16th through April 23rd.
In his first solo exhibition in New York, Louis uses photography to construct uncanny images of UFOs out of found household objects such as light bulbs, TV antennas, dishes, plungers, ect. His process of arranging, stacking, and transposing these mundane objects against a black backdrop creates surreal images that humorously and sometimes eerily re-imagine everyday reality. By transforming these ubiquitous objects that typically fade into the background of our daily lives, Louis creates playful images that at once feel unique, familiar, and otherworldly.
Everyday UFOs mediates between an optimistic child-like playfulness and a skeptical investigation into projections and blind faith in phenomena beyond the earthly realm. The work blurs the line between belief, imagination and reality, and explores the potential we have to knowingly or unknowingly redefine our everyday perceptions for better or worse.
Gregg Louis, a multidisciplinary artist, was born in St. Louis, Missouri. He moved to New York and received his Master of Fine Arts from School of Visual Arts in 2009. Louis was a participant in the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture Residency Program in 2009. His work has been exhibited in both the US and abroad. Louis currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.