ABSTRACTION AND THE INFINITE PLANE

ABSTRACTION AND THE INFINITE PLANE

April 27 - July 27

Known mostly as figurative painter, Duckworth took respite from figuration to explore abstraction, pattern-making, and abstracted portraiture in exciting and inventive ways. In these lesser-known works, forms borrowed from the physical world become motifs of repetition expanding beyond the page into the endless plane of the minds eye. These pieces appear as windows, tunneled portals that give just enough information so to tease the larger universe into which a viewer peers.

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GLENN GOLDBERG

IF EVER

painting, drawing, and mixed media

A native of the Bronx, Goldberg has never been satisfied to be confined as one type of artist. He has explored numerous media over the years, from glass blowing, ceramics and cast plastics to more traditional drawing, painting, and works on paper. As a teacher and an artist Glenn is dedicated to the labor, commitment, and craft of those two roles. Similar to the way an athlete trains, Glenn approaches the practice of art with exacting discipline, the product of that energy finding a home in work that is elaborate and arresting yet somehow effortless and serene.

IF EVER runs from June 8 - July 21.

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LANGDON GRAVES

BUGS ABOUT / DIAGONAL SCIENCE

“Insects often show up in my work as tiny symbols of mortality, transformation, and the inevitable processes of decay and renewal, in the tradition of Vanitas and Memento Mori painting. I recently came across the term Diagonal Science, coined by the writer / philosopher / sociologist and friend to the surrealists and magical realists, Roger Caillois, who wrote about insect behavior as an analogy to human activities and endeavors. Diagonal Science was his study of how myths develop, which he theorized as an interdisciplinary product of anthropology, biology, religion and geography. I take a lot from mythology, spirituality and many of the pseudo-sciences for my work, and I think of Caillois' term Diagonal Science as a kind of pre-cursor to theories and practices we’ve written off as science-like, but not in keeping with the scientific method.”

-- LANGDON GRAVES

BUGS ABOUT / DIAGONAL SCIENCE will be exhibited on the museum grounds June 8 - September 8.