July 28 - September 9
I don't seek to make work that is "about" something in particular. If anything, the paintings are about the process of making a painting. The creative process and the exploration and manipulation of materials are what drive the work. They are the engine and the fuel. Experimentation and pushing boundaries are ongoing concerns.
-- Galen Cheney
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.
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.
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.