Photos By Priscilla Ledesma
The new exhibit by Kelly Towles, the artist’s first in eight years, is now open at Hierarchy. No Kings Collective and Napoleon Bistro are hosting the solo exhibit through April 7.
According to the press release, “The Death of Ulysses” exhibit, “depicts a fantastical world inspired by Homer’s epic poems, The Iliad and The Odyssey. Towles delivers his latest body of work depicting and reimagining timeless stories with a renewed energy and outlook. The time-worn scrolls of myth and fantasy created by Homer are injected and tattooed with current trends and our deepest longings. Towles explores the deep roots of fables and the power of storytelling, creating a landscape for his own mythical-modern day society. Hidden meanings and symbolism paired with mash-ups of pop culture and classic literature bring vivid characters to life and engage the viewer in a search to rediscover and experience the rebirth of an ancient fable and the Death of Ulysses.”
“The Death of Ulysses” will be at Hierarchy, 1841 Columbia Rd NW, through April 7. Gallery hours are Saturday and Sundays from noon to 5pm.