galerie102 is pleased to present Parallel Realities featuring photographer Ricardo Rodriguez, former curator of Ventura’s Bell Arts Factory’s Tool Room Gallery, and Ventura-based mixed-media and ceramicist Janet Neuwalder. In Parallel Realities, Rodriguez and Neuwalder collaborate on new work that plays off of each other and their skillful use of layering to create alluring multi-dimensional landscapes alive with texture, depth and a grand sense of illusion. In a similar fashion, both paper and ceramics become the subject of transformation reflecting upon our changing physical and psychological relation to the materiality of images and objects. Even though some might consider photography and ceramics as very different and separate mediums, interestingly in this installation they work together to celebrate the origination of each element: earth and paper. Artists’ reception is January 17, 4-6pm, all are welcome.