Though this is RANGE's first solo show in a commercial gallery, he's a well established figure in Rochester's Art scene. RANGE is a member of Rochester's FUA Krew, which was established in 1989 and has members all around the world.
Payne's work responds to 'this idea of how these man-made structures have, in our modern day, really been built to keep us in compartments and isolated. "Rose-Colored Glasses" reflects the concept of that veil that enables us to walk through it every day and still stay optimistic.
Opening on May 12th will be a new retail destination for Contemporary Furniture, Home Accessories and Jewelry for men and ladies. AXOM OBJECTS is about ‘Makers’ – people with vision, style and a sense of purpose. Our ‘Modern Makers’ are rooted in craft while embracing technology with an understanding of the global marketplace to produce designs that are refreshingly modern and also useful.
So the artist is an alchemist, spinning the mundane into gold. But there is also a constant shift going on between the work and its various viewers, who have an unconscious or realized power to transform what stands before them.