On Blocks: Repair Manual for an American Dream
Opening reception: September 2nd, 2022, 6-9pm
Seneca Kuchar opens Waterloo Arts’ fall exhibition season in the main gallery, honoring the community and camaraderie of an American auto body shop. In On Blocks: Repair Manual for an American Dream, Kuchar presents saturated and oily diagrammatic paintings that depict exploded automotive systems alongside the “real deal” mechanic’s repair kits required for the car’s reassembly. On Blocks evokes the image of a vehicle resting in a state of disrepair and places the viewer in an active position within the buzzing machine and its parts. This position focuses our attention on the knowledge, labor, and care that a mechanic continually invests in the maintenance and improvement of the units that get us from place to place.
On Blocks: Repair Manual for an American Dream opens in the main gallery along with Rachel Yurkovich’s Are You Civilized to Death? in the cafe gallery on Friday, September 2nd at Waterloo Arts Gallery (15605 Waterloo Rd) between 6-9pm. Following the opening reception, both exhibitions will be open to visit on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 12pm-4pm, and by appointment on weekdays until October 1st. To request an appointment, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 216.692.9500.
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Seneca Kuchar is a painter from rural Michigan. Seneca earned a BFA in drawing and painting in 2021 from the Cleveland Institute of Art. She has exhibited her work in multiple group shows in Michigan, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. Her honors include the Kelly Druger Award for Excellence in Painting (2020), the Joseph McCullough ‘48 Scholarship (2019) for painting, and the Cleveland Institute of Art’s Gund Family Scholarship (2017). Seneca also won second place in Easten Michigan Universities Fresh Looks 2021 Exhibition (2021). Her first curatorial project, Stopgap, was exhibited early 2022 at SPACES. Her first solo show post-graduation is anticipated the fall of 2022 at Waterloo Arts Gallery.