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  World without End
June 8 - July 29, 2006
 

The infinite is a concept which people have struggled to grasp and to communicate since the beginning of self-conscious thought. Mythology, religion, cosmology, philosophy, and science all provide conceptual models of infinity which visual artists have adapted to their needs over the ages. Pascal's familiar quotation, "Nature is an infinite sphere of which the center is everywhere and the circumference nowhere," suggests the difficulty of visually representing infinity. Artists have approached the problem in many ways over the centuries. In science the symbol for infinity is a horizontal figure eight, based on the Mobius strip, a two-dimensional ‘endless’ surface. In paintings and drawings spirals and circular compositions imply a never-ending spatial depth and movement. The multiplication of geometric patterns, with the implication of endless repetition, is another manner in which artists have chosen to depict the infinite. Other devices include the use of mirrors, dramatic scale shifts, or vast vistas, of both landscapes and imaginary representations of the cosmos. The exhibition will feature the work of the following artists: Bayard, Hilary Brace, Chris Duncan, Sara Eichner, Chris Gallagher, Michelle Hinebrook, Yayoi Kusama, Jean Lowe, Robert Mangold, David Mann, Antonio Murado, Ivŕn Navarro, Aric Obrosey, Marilla Palmer, Scott Peterman, Barbara Takenaga, Sarah Walker, and Frank Yamrus.
 
 
Bayard
Yinz Jumbo (yellow), 2006
Mohair and wood
70 x 30 x 30 inches

Hillary Brace
Untitled #14-02, 2002
Charcoal on mylar
3 5/8 x 8 7/8 inches

Hillary Brace
Untitled #5-03, 2003
Charcoal on mylar
4 3/8 x 3 3/4 inches
 
Chris Duncan
Disorder, 2006
Gouache, thread, colored pencil, graphite, latex paint on paper
13 3/4 x 17 inches

Sara Eichner
Hexagon Floor Pattern, 2006
Oil on wood
13 1/2 x 24 inches

Sara Eichner
Fence, 2006
Oil on wood
13 1/2 x 18 1/2 inches
 
Chris Gallagher
#1-05-06, 2006
Oil on canvas
20 1/4 x 28 1/8 inches

Chris Gallagher
#4-05-06, 2006
Oil on panel
12 x 12 inches

Michelle Hinebrook
Blushed, 2005
Enamel on wood
48 x 48 inches
 
Yayoi Kusama
Infinity Nets, 2000
Silkscreen print on mirror
10 x 8 1/4 inches
Edition 43/70

Jean Lowe
Think Big, 2001
Enamel on papier mache
6 x 9 3/8 x 4 1/2 inches

Robert Mangold
Half Column B (Orange), 2005
Etching and aquatint on paper
43 7/8 x 20 inches
 
Robert Mangold
Untitled, 2002
Graphite on paper
10 x 8 inches

Robert Mangold
Untitled, 2002
Pastel, ink & pencil on paper
8 x 8 inches

David Mann
Rhapsody, 2006
Oil, alkyd, and acrylic and wax on canvas stretched over panel
48 3/4 x 43 3/4 inches
 
Antonio Murado
Untitled (050007), 2005
Oil on canvas
24 x 24 inches

Aric Obrosey
Lace Field: Fond Ijsgrond, 2001
Unique hand-printed wood engraving on paper
57 3/8 x 50 3/8 inches

Ivan Navarro
Wall Hole, 2004
Fluorescent tubes and fixtures, painted wood box, mirrors
28 x 28 x 5 inches
Edition of 3
 
Marilla Palmer
Arachnia's Garden Party, 2006
Fabric, steel, and wire
56 x 12 x 1 1/2 inches

Scott Peterman
SP203b, 2005
C-print
38 1/2 x 30 inches
Edition of 10

Barbara Takenaga
Celen, 2006
Acrylic on wood panel
24 x 20 inches
 
Sara Walker
Transporter, 2006
Acrylic on paper
20 x 20 inches
 
 

Frank Yamrus
Light on Cape Cod Bay, Provincetown, 2004
archival pigment print
6 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches
Edition of 11
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