On View: April 28 – May 22, 2021
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Hommage to Zao Wu Ki
Artist Suzanne Goldberg was inspired by the breadth and beauty of Zao’s work that she saw in an exhibit in Paris at the Musee d’Art Moderne. Goldberg photographed the sections that she found inspiring and used them as a template for these new works.
Night Boats is a series of mixed-media sculptures expressing the dislocation and migrations of my family as they escaped from and to various countries. The precarious quality of these pieces speaks to their sea voyages. Patched together from a variety of unseaworthy materials, this work evokes the refugees’ desperation and determination to escape, their resourcefulness and resilience.
The current plight of refugees everywhere has been on my mind constantly and gives this work added resonance today. At the same time, the work alludes to other voyages through the darkness: the journey of the soul through the Underworld and the journeys we take when we close our eyes at night.
Ignorance Was Bliss: Watercolors from a time before Covid
Deborah Addison Coburn
After my previous show of figurative drawings with a political theme, I had decided to allow myself the freedom to just experiment for a while, incorporating watercolors with some of my doodle images. It was all very playful and light hearted. Then Covid-19 hit, and I was no longer in a very playful mood. I put these pictures away, asking myself, “What was I thinking; playing around while disaster was looming?”
A year later, with vaccinations giving a new sense of optimism, I see these pictures with new eyes. Are they as light-hearted as I thought? Why do so many of these images look microbial? Do some of these pictures feel a little scary or foreboding, or is it just me?
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