PARLIAMENT OF SOULS
June 23 - October 28
Parliament of Souls is a new sculptural series by Sande French-Stockwell. Nestled into the landscape surrounding the museum, French-Stockwell’s work evokes the qualities of both totemic, sacred sculpture as well as the whimsy of scandinavian fairy tales. These pieces dot the Duckworth's landscape, creating a magical path to wander on your visit to the museum.
June 9 - July 22
Using the process as a guide Sheri Hancock-Tomek makes delicate pieces that seem to shimmer with luminosity.Works on display are from two recent, ongoing series. The first, STRATA SERIES, is a collection of relief solarplate prints while the STRATA SHAPES SERIES are relief solarplate prints with chine colle. The images develop over time, letting the layering of ink inform the following step. Captured beautifully in this work is both the materiality in delicate veils of transparent ink and the unexpected image made by the element of chance intrinsic to the relief solarplate process.
COLUMN II (RS100)
June 9 - October 28
Installed on the grounds of the museum is the newest piece by sculptor and musician John McKenna. COLUMN II (RS100) is a minimal, modular sculpture that elegantly engages the space surrounding it. Using simple, industrial materials such as machined aluminum and plexiglass, the work adresses light and space as essential components. Refracted rays and willowy shadows seem to dance from the sculpture onto the ground like handmade lace or newly formed frost.
XXXI - FORMS HIDDEN, FORMS REVEALED
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