'Atmosphere & Movement' creates mood and motion at Gallery 122

Four Bands by Jack Pavlik

Four Bands by Jack Pavlik

Local artists Duane Ditty and Jack Pavlik are sharing the space in Gallery 122 for a show titled "Atmosphere & Movement." If you are familiar with these two, it's easy to tell who represents atmosphere and who represents movement in the exhibition. But even if you aren't in the know, the art is nonetheless mesmerizing, and must be seen in person.


Duane Ditty's minimalist paintings have an architectural feel to them. Sometimes using bold colors, other times using cold gray tones, he marks up the solid colored background of his large canvases with stark angular lines, some of which have a dusty, charcoal quality giving the feeling of impermanence. These paintings are a good pairing with Jack Pavlik's ever-changing sculptures. Pavlik transforms sheets of metal into giant, fluid, kinetic sculptures. In some cases, his artwork even makes sounds that wouldn't be out of place in a 1950's sci-fi flick.

This free gallery show has been extended through Saturday, November 27. Gallery 122 is an extension of Hang It Picture Framing at 122 Eighth Street Southeast in Minneapolis. Contact Gallery 122 for hours at 612.874.7222.