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Current Exhibitions

July 1 - August 2, 2015
Opening Reception: Friday, July 10, 2015, 5:30–8:30 pm


IN THE MAIN GALLERY

Christina Pitsch, Fancied

Christina Pitsch, Objects of Love and Desire (detail)

Christina Pitsch, Objects of Love and Desire, porcelain and mixed media, installation dimensions variable, 2015.

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Fancied, a solo exhibition by Christina Pitsch, is her first at Kingston Gallery. She will install a group of elaborately altered chandeliers, sculpted so the elegantly arcing arms multiply from floor to ceiling and support her porcelain deer hooves and flowers in place of light bulbs or candles. The surreal repositioning of ornate objects brings about kaleidoscopic new meanings.

Through the ages, images of flora and fauna have been used as embellishment and trophy. In Pitsch's most recent work, porcelain deer hooves reference a hunter's trophy and a fragmented animal form. She uses the fragments strategically, aware of the allusion to the remaining whole: how the fragment speaks to a memory, a loss, or something more elusive. Unlike the rack of a prize buck, deer feet are less valued, hoping at best to become a gun rack or lamp base.

Christina Pitsch, Forget Me Not

Christina Pitsch, Forget Me Not, porcelain, 2015.

Christina Pitsch, Objects of Love and Desire (detail)

Christina Pitsch, Objects of Love and Desire, porcelain and mixed media, installation dimensions variable, 2015.


IN THE CENTER GALLERY

Sarah Meyers Brent: Salvaged Garden

Sarah Meyers Brent, Primal Garden

Sarah Meyers Brent, Primal Garden, paint rags, foam, acrylic, and mixed media, 131 x132 inches, 2015.

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Sarah Meyers Brent will share three-dimensional assemblage paintings and a large, mixed-media installation that will transform the Center Gallery into a wandering floral scene. Pulsing with energy that creeps, bursts and drips, Brent's work goes beyond beauty. The paintings and installations use the language of expressionism and the subject of organic growth to create pieces that seem to simultaneously decompose and flourish.

The complex compositions have base layers of impastoed paint and polyurethane foam, over which Brent applies dirt, sand, dried vines, leaves, and flowers. Growth and decay, and the "viscous ooze at the creation and termination of life," says Brent, are at the foreground of her works. Her salvaged gardens provide sources of wonder and hope in the midst of apparent disorder, and invite contemplation about the mysteries of life processes.

Sarah Meyers Brent, Mommy Loves Me

Sarah Meyers Brent, Mommy Loves Me, paint rags and mixed media on canvas, 36 x48 inches, 2014.

Sarah Meyers Brent, Ode to Pregnancy

Sarah Meyers Brent, Ode to Pregnancy, acrylic and cloth on panel and wall, 39 x76 inches, 2014.


IN THE MEMBERS' GALLERY

Barbara Moody: New Work

Barbara Moody, Partial Demolition

Barbara Moody, Partial Demolition, collage on paper, mounted on panel, 22 x 30 inches, 2015.

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In manicured suburbia, with its tidy lawns and tasteful shutters, I find it exciting to see an occasional demolition site, with its jagged edges and splintered glass. In my pretty town, I'm especially attracted to decaying clapboards, peeling paint, and collapsing rooflines. These small islands of decay within the perfectly groomed suburban landscape are like symbols of uncertainty, neglect, misfortune, even violence. Within the rigid order of fertilized lawns and charming flowerboxes, piles of construction trash appear as a threat to the society's well-being.

I record these phenomena with my camera, and then piece together disparate images to re-create suburban landscapes that magnify the drama of the demolition and decay.

Barbara Moody, Microburst

Barbara Moody, Microburst, collage on paper, mounted on panel, 30 x 44 inches.

Barbara Moody, White Wall (Detail)

Barbara Moody, White Wall (detail), collage and acrylic on paper, mounted on panel, 30 x 44 inches.


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