October 28 – December 19
Reception November 6, 5 to 7 p.m.
“This exhibition examines the notion of ephemerality and how each of the artists chooses to represent that which is fleeting. The ephemeral quality of the work displayed varies from artist to artist. Some of the works represent direct interactions or interpretations with the surrounding environment. Other works are somewhat autobiographical, with the collective works creating a narrative we are privileged to witness. Still other works consider architectural elements in a deliberately ephemeral manner.”
Curated by Alice K. Thompson
Ekaterina Vanovskaya was born in St. Petersburg, Russia. She received a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2009 and an MFA from Indiana University, Bloomington in 2015. Ekaterina has exhibited nationally including New York City and Chicago. She completed the Artist in the Marketplace Program at the Bronx Museum of the Arts and recently participated in the Governors Island Art Fair, New York and the AIM Biennial at the Bronx Museum of the Arts. Ekaterina has received the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant in 2017 and 2018.
Philip C. Hart’s work is based in an exploration of pattern recognition, which is fundamental to language and intelligence. He is concerned with the fragility and malleability of consciousness. The composition of his mobiles is based on form, order, and balance.
His mobiles are constructed with simple materials: wire, sheet metal, and fishing line. Components are joined as sequential cantilevers, reinforcing an underlying 2D pattern. Using fishing line rather than a more conventional wire hook-and-loop connection, each component rotates freely relative to its neighbors. The fishing line is minimally visible; the compositions appear to float in space.
The materials and scale of the work affords an element of interactivity; walking up to a piece generates enough air movement to activate it. Set in motion, new patterns evolve in 3D. space.
In the vocabulary of this work, motion is a much a subject of it as is its composition.
|MON:||11 a.m. to 3 p.m.|
|TUE:||11 a.m. to 3 p.m.|
|WED:||11 a.m. to 7 p.m.|
|THUR:||11 a.m. to 3 p.m.|
September 10 – October 10 / reception September 25
October 28 – December 19 / reception November 6
January 27 – March 5 / reception February 5
Passing the Palette
March 25th – April 23rd / reception April 1
May 18th – July 9th / reception May 20
Mercer County Artists Show