When the Short North's ROY G BIV Gallery showcases a duo of artists, often the two will seem vastly different - in everything from medium and practice to message and concept. But after some inspection of the work and the artists, viewers will quickly find a relationship between the two.

When the Short Northís ROY G BIV Gallery showcases a duo of artists, often the two will seem vastly different ó in everything from medium and practice to message and concept. But after some inspection of the work and the artists, viewers will quickly find a relationship between the two.

With Nathan Gorgen and Jordin Caudill, each artistís work may appear incongruent with the otherís, but thatís not necessarily the case. Gorgen creates faux-finish paintings ó wholly original pieces representing commonplace materials and everyday objects ó that question the value of luxury materials.

The geometric compositions by Caudill (pictured) use renovation samples (flooring, wallpaper, fabric and laminate) woven, sewn and stitched into two-dimensional designs. The results feel very different from Gorgenís presentations, but Caudill is similarly focusing on ordinary materials to present a larger concept, one that investigates the design of domestic interior spaces.