SPACE BETWEEN is an exploration of two artists with adjacent yet distinctive styles. Both Flagstaff locals, Sky Black and Jacques Cazaubon Seronde (“Cazo”) both strive to create works that are accessible to the viewer while maintaining an endowment of the unexpected. Whether this breach of expectation comes in the form of figures and foliage emerging from the paint itself, or surreal combinations of animals and humans, both painters commit themselves to the process of creating quality handmade images. Drawing from reserves of life experience, human form, and nature, Cazo places his subjects within dramatic, colorful brush strokes and bold painterly scenes. The color and shapes alone in his paintings are enough to beg for a closer inspection. Sky, on the other hand, combines familiar elements of figures, animals and pop culture themes in surreal ways to play with our expectations of the everyday. Drawing influence from classical painters and modern masters, he is fastidious in attention to detail, realism, and story telling. Together they will combine to fill a space with new works that invoke elements of beauty, human emotion, the collision of humankind and nature, the strange and beautiful, and much more.