Grey Matter The Art of Steve Ehret and Kat Francis

Opening Receptions:  June 21, 2019  5pm-9pm

Dates:  By appointment through
Location: Derek Hess Gallery at 1300 West 78th Street Suite 227 Cleveland, OH 44102

On June 21st, come see married artists, Steve Ehret and Kat Francis, as they explore grey matter and what lies within. The couple developed this body of work through colorful compositions with a whimsical attitude. Unique character forms, botanical drawings, and wallpaper-like designs are just some of the imaginative spaces Ehret and Francis create. 

The couple wanted to create a body of work about private thoughts, the strange area between subconscious and conscious thinking. Ehret and Francis not only portray their own melancholy feelings of “private thoughts” but also collaborated to create work that brings stories housed from their own grey matter together in unison.

“Moments such as catching a glimpse in neighbor’s window, curious of what their life is like. We all do it, yet we are ashamed or try to hide this curiosity” says Ehret and Francis.

Grey Matter consists of layers, some times chaotic, and collage as they explore this realm of thought between the obscure yet playful subconscious to illustrate the nature of thought. As they expose their own vulnerability, Ehret and Francis invite you to compare your own personal thought so that you may walk away curious about the idea of what grey matter actually houses.