"The absurdity of reality demands a form which dismantles the realistic facade” -Adorno

A need to understand a gap between thought and reality is at the root of our artistic practice. In essence the work is the artifact of play. Interrogating how social structures are perceived versus how they are experienced by constructing a fantasy that questions reality. The fantastic emerges from the anxiety caused by the search to understand the differences between reality and perception. The work attempts to explore this gap, in which the normally mundane may begin to appear strange or unfamiliar. We denote this quality as Absurdity. Absurdity therefore becomes a vehicle for our exploration in video, sculpture, and works on paper.



Liliya Zalevskaya

2010 University of North Carolina at Greensboro, MFA in Digital Media/Performance, Greensboro, NC

2007 University of North Carolina at Charlotte, BFA in Printmaking, Charlotte, NC

2006 Academy of Fine Arts in Wroclaw, Summer Course, Art and Cultural, Wroclaw, Poland

David Scott Sackett

2012 Tyler School of Art, Temple University, MFA in Sculpture, Philadelphia, PA

2009 University of North Carolina at Charlotte, BFA in Sculpture, Charlotte, NC



Rowe Gallery, UNCC, Charlotte, NC, UNCC Alumni Exhibition
Jeanne Rauch Gallery, Gaston College, Dallas, NC , Parts and Labor
UNCC Film Festival, Charlotte, NC, [Best Experimental Short]

Temple Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, Antipode Transportation System
Power Plant Productions, Philadelphia, PA, BANG!

Christina Ray, New York, NY, ___Tension: New Works On The Rise
Spare Room, Greensboro, NC, The Merger
Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC, MFA Thesis Exhibition

Dugg Dugg, Charlotte, NC, America’s Children’s Home
Dugg Dugg, Charlotte, NC, Southern Holiday
UNCC, Charlotte, NC, Short Film Festival
University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC, Dysfunctional Family
Gatewood Gallery, UNCG, Greensboro, Annual MFA Candidates
Elliot Center Gallery, UNCG, Greensboro, NC, Second Year MFA Group Show

Jeanne Rauch Gallery, Dallas, NC, A Visual Harvest
Corradi Magazine, UNCG, Greensboro, NC, Art and Literary magazine