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JOSEPH SALERNO

FOREST RECOLLECTION

September 15 - October 28

FOREST RECOLLECTION is an exhibition that wanders into memory with paint used as both a cloak and a window. Moving through these works calls to painting's ability to live on the edges of abstraction and representation, like watching a film set to slow motion or paused for a moment in soft focus. The resounding feeling is one of landscape as a place that relates to the outside world yet also exists in the depths of our most essential thoughts. Landscape painting becomes recalled space, a bridge between its place in the world and the place it lives in our minds.

For more information on Joesph Salerno’s work please visit: http://www.josephsalernostudio.com

AIDRON DUCKWORTH

TRANSPARENT BODIES

July 28 - October 28

Transparent Bodies presents drawings and paintings from 1979-1981, focusing on one particular series created in those years. The pieces balance precariously between extremes, resisting simple categorization. The works play between abstraction and representation: delicate, transparent yet undeniably aggressive. The color palette in moments is bright and clear while at other times becomes muted and dour. The sensuality of touch in this work is impossible to avoid; hands reach to grab and fondle the softness of skin and flesh and body parts. Yet the work also doubles back against the tactile making gaze itself a subject.

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SANDE FRENCH-STOCKWELL

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.

 
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JOHN McKENNA

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.

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