Open April 28 - June 3
These paintings can serve the viewer as guides to losing oneself in reverie, similar to my experience in which I am aware of patterns and layers of sensual information on a wide variety of scales simultaneously. Through all of my senses I allow myself the luxury of getting lost in seeing, in thought and in the exploration of paint itself. The visual vocabulary of these images explores connections between a direct and thoughtful observation, spontaneous sensual input (a sudden raven’s cry, a cool breeze,the smell of a nearby milkweed), with the pleasure of invention.
- Bunny Harvey
XXXI - FORMS HIDDEN, FORMS REVEALED
Open April 28 - July 22
Aidron Duckworth was an artist practiced in the skill of blending honesty and subterfuge. If an artwork takes too direct a tack its demands become transparent and didactic. When the language of a piece becomes alien or obscure its relevance can slip past us without registering an impact. It was in Duckworth’s ability to entice without badgering and expose subtly to intrigue that the best of his works become like a mysterious stone found on the beach, worn ragged in places but so flecked with mica that each turn in the sunshine becomes a new revelation.
- Ben Finer, Director - Aidron Duckworth Art Museum