Terrestrial Celestial: Cody VanderKay
March 3 - April 9, 2017
Opening Reception: Friday, March 3 5-7PM
Curated by: Dick Goody
Oakland University Art Gallery is delighted to announce Cody VanderKaay’s solo exhibition. VanderKaay’s oeuvre encompasses a network of interests concerning architecture, assemblage, modularity, mass-production, repetition, and utilitarianism. He examines the paradoxes presented by the properties of dense and delicate materials and blends strictures of ritual and metaphysics under the celestial umbrella of Zen-inflected craftsmanship. Each work quietly purveys the results of his mantric-like practice of personal mysticism, grounded in the terrestrial. His exhibition highlights include: the Athens Institute for Contemporary Art, Athens, GA., Snack Projects, Houston, TX., Arena 1 Gallery, Santa Monica, CA., Collins C. Diboll Gallery, New Orleans, LA., and Joshua Tree Art Gallery, Joshua Tree, CA.