Four artists each explore a simple subject of inspiration: a fairytale, an everyday object, an isolated structure. And yet, in their hands this simple entity becomes a metaphor for complicated emotions. The work in this exhibit celebrates life while acknowledging its fragile nature. The four artists are spontaneous in letting their work develop naturally and revel in their materials: the engaging but sharp qualities of glass, the physical demands of translating feelings into steel, and the sheer joy of paint.
Sheep Jones painting with oil and wax on square wood panels, inspires “curiosity about [the] interior life” of each isolated building structure.
With copper, steel, and stained walnut, Lynden Cline explores identity and family through the connections she draws between her unknown biological family and her adoptive family—“the screen by which I judge all family relationships.”
In tranquil colors, Angela Hennessy’s paintings feature delicate objects that seem to be tacked to the canvas. Masterfully creating illusions, she explores “the fragility and celebration of life and relationships.”
Sand cutting, fusing, and casting glass, Allegra Marquart assembles “exaggerated and simplified” narratives that hearken to classic fables.
Additional programming presented in conjunction with this exhibition include:
- Hisaoka Family Thank You Reception, September 8
- Sponsor reception, September 18
- Duke Ellington Jazz Festival Day 1, October 3, 7:30 – 9 PM
- Duke Ellington Jazz Festival Day 2, October 4, 7:30 – 9 PM
- Art Lecture with Mia Choumenkovitch, October 30, 5:30 – 8 PM; discussion about her experiences with the Lorton Prison Art Project