September 13 – October 12, 2013
T.L Solien continues his exploration of the theme of westward expansion in this new body of work that includes paintings, works on paper, and sculptures. Solien delves into deep themes of American culture and the history of pioneer settlement, as he merges Ahab’s quest for the white whale with Americans’ quest for the West. Employing a myriad of personal, graphic symbols and eccentric characters, Solien is surreal and entirely original. By examining the lot of the common citizens such as mothers, mechanics, and firemen and portraying them in his singular style, Solien invites us to take a closer look at America’s history.