Brad Kahlhamer’s large installation Rapid City and Prairie Girls, comprised of over thirty works on paper alongside the sculpture Totem, presents images of urban and rural culture, the mystical and profane. For Kahlhamer, the hidden language of things in-between is everything. As an artist, songwriter and musician, Kahlhamer builds visual narratives with the energetic storytelling of country western music. Subjects of love and loss, drama and tragedy, intertwine through Native American symbols and subversive figuration. A dimorphic new world of strippers, skeletons, buffalos, Northwest Coast Indian masks and totems, emerges from fluid compositions reminiscent of early 70s graffiti.