Ro2 Art is proud to present Ken Craft: Departmental Standard on Empathy Displacement and Universal Salvage, an exhibition featuring deeply personal and possibly distressing paintings in a variety of media. The show will run from June 18 through July 15, 2022, at Ro2 Art in The Cedars, located at 1501 S. Ervay St, Dallas, TX, 75215. Further, an opening reception will take place Saturday, June 18 from 7-10pm.
Motivated by his experiences as a firefighter, Ken Craft has developed a body of work around his love and compassion for our world while further exploring the scars life leaves on us all, both mentally and physically. In a job where the only certainty is putting his body on the line to save the lives of others, Craft is prompted to explore how life requires we all put ourselves on the line for what we cherish, and the discomfort which comes from taking those risks. He explores the mutual compassion for his occupation and the world around him, asking his audience to reconsider their idea of empathy. As an artist his work proves to be a manifestation of these complex relationships between safety and sacrifice, his personal and primary reason for these choices being love.