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CURRENT EXHIBITION


WOOD. / WORD.
Michael Sweeney and Rafael Os
és

March 17-April 30, 2017
Opening Reception: Friday, March 17, 6 pm

Michael Sweeney’s body of work the books of things we do not know examines the book as a symbol and prompts consideration of a centuries-old technology that remains an elegant vehicle for exploring one's curiosity.

Rafael Osés's small word paintings — everyday or esoteric words and phrases, utilizing geometric shapes and simple color symbolism — encourage viewers to consider both the meaning and visual attributes of language.

Sweeney’s carved books cannot be opened and perused, and Osés’ punchy little paintings make their statements blankly. Books and the language they contain are picked apart, examined, and reformatted; this exhibition presents paintings to be pored over and books that cannot be read.

 

UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS


Pablo Delano

May 19-July 1, 2017

Pablo Delano, a painter-turned-photographer, documents the city of Hartford in flux. His exhibition Hartford Views consists of 120 large format photographs that focus on the built environment of this small metropolis. The photographs, spanning eight years, highlight the nuances and contradictions inherent in a city with a layered history, and record what has been lost over time. They are not sociological statements, despite their subject matter; Delano’s love of visual form, design, composition, and color elevate the images to works of art. The 120 photographs will find a fitting home at the Library, which has come to represent an accessible intellectual and education crossroads for Hartford’s diverse population.  

Click here to read about previous ArtWalk exhibitions