For those viewers willing to go along for the ride, the two intermixed exhibitions now at Thunder-Sky Inc. are post-psychedelic trips into alternative ways of processing thought. The innovative Northside gallery has shows featuring artists interested in outsider or folk art.
On the one side is Bruce Burris’ Welcome to the Lonely Mountain Community Center, and on the other is Aaron Oliver Wood’s Rainy Day. Both artists embed their inquiries and interests in swirling patterns and acidic color schemes, but from there on out they diverge as each goes deeper into their own fantasy realms.
Wood, originally from Florida, is based in Cincinnati. He holds a bachelor’s degree in graphic design from Northern Kentucky University and has worked extensively in the area as an illustrator, an exhibiting artist and even the host of a Psychedelic music show for community radio station WAIF (88.3 FM).
Both exhibitions are on display at Thunder-Sky Inc. in Northside through Dec. 31. Go here to read Matt Morris' full review.