Anders Sandstrom: Benign Comedy
First Friday: May 3, 6 – 9 pm
The work of Anders Sandstrom investigates dualities of the human condition in layered, subtle ways that require viewer investigation. His inviting, colorful imagery pulls you in, then compels you to seek out the themes and subtexts held within. Sandstrom’s images feature characters that are flawed yet relatable, sweet yet caustic, and straightforward yet oblique. The works contain both veiled and not-so-veiled references to issues present in contemporary society: gun culture, our impact on the environment, political tribalism, and also to allusions of the maladies and weaknesses of ego that we all, on some level, share.