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  The Story Goes
June 7 - July 28, 2007
 

The Story Goes explores the ways in which artists create narratives with minimal reliance on the traditionally expected carrier of story-telling, the representation of the human form. Featuring paintings, drawings and sculpture, the exhibition includes work by Henry Brown, Jim Dingilian, Stephen Hannock, David Kramer, Katharine Kuharic, Jean Lowe, Nava Lubelski, Tom Moran, Maki Tamura, Eugenie Tung, Michael Waugh, and Laura Sharp Wilson.
 
Possessions and financial status can define an individual's personality and tell a story about a life lead. Some works in the exhibition construct a narrative of modern-day desires and individual insecurities which skewer contemporary mores, while others record financial gains and losses through abstract painting and sculpture. Text appears in several guises: as a diaristic record of friendships and important life events which occur in a specific place; as a humorous tale of the life of a New York artist; in a political commentary where historical text is used to construct the imagery itself. Also political are works in which surreal landscapes express the artist's simultaneous despair and hopefulness regarding our current political climate and environmental degradation and loss.
 
Other artists refer to film and theatre in staged, unpopulated environments which depict banal suburban settings with an air of expectancy and menace, or create ghost-like settings that deny specific memory. In other works, a lattice structure causes an intentional fragmentation of linear narrative, while in some abstract paintings the pencil under-drawing reveals a narrative of its substructure, planning and execution.
 
 
Henry Brown
Partition, 2005
Acrylic, pencil and gesso on canvas
60 x 72 inches

Henry Brown
Borderline, 2007
Acrylic, pencil and gesso on canvas
9 x 9 inches

Henry Brown
Gradual Reduction, 2007
Acrylic, pencil and gesso on canvas
8 x 10 inches
 
Henry Brown
Viewpoint, 2007
Acrylic, pencil and gesso on canvas
8 x 10 inches

Henry Brown
Supernatural, 2007
Acrylic, pencil and gesso on canvas
8 x 12 inches

Henry Brown
Circular Plan, 2007
Acrylic, pencil and gesso on canvas
9 x 9 inches
 
Jim Dingilian
Nearly Even, 2006
Permanent marker on school desktop
17 3/4 x 24 inches

Jim Dingilian
Lowly Slowly, 2007
Smoke inside empty glass bottles
9 x 4 x 3 1/2 inches

Stephen Hannock
Study: The Oxbow for Leonard Baskin and David Becker (Mass MoCA #77), 2007
Polished oil and acrylic on canvas
32 1/4 x 48 inches
 
David Kramer
Untitled (Bottled Up My Emotions...), 2007
Ink and graphite on paper
14 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches

David Kramer
Untitled (We Take our Breakfast...), 2007
Graphite on paper
15 1/2 x 10 inches

David Kramer
Untitled (Up from the Bottom...), 2007
Ink and graphite on paper
14 1/2 x 10 3/4 inches
 
Katharine Kuharic
The Four Lads-Ogden, 2006
Watercolor on paper
26 x 33 1/4 inches

Katharine Kuharic
Downward Spiral, 2000
Watercolor on paper
86 1/2 x 34 inches

Jean Lowe
More of the Doubleday Illustrated Children's Bible, 2007
Enamel on papier-mâché
14 1/4 x 13 x 3 inches
 
Jean Lowe
I Can't Hear You, Lord, 2007
Enamel on papier-mâché
14 1/2 x 13 x 3 1/4 inches

Jean Lowe
Just Ask God: A Level Playing Field, 2007
Enamel on papier-mâché
14 1/2 x 13 x 3 1/4 inches

Nava Lubelski
1997 Tax File, 2007
Shredded paper and glue
20 x 19 x 1/4 inches
 
Nava Lubelski
1998 Tax File, 2007
Shredded paper and glue
19 x 18 x 1/4 inches

Tom Moran
Nine Days, 2006
Polymer resin on canvas on panel
11 1/2 x 11 1/2 inches

Tom Moran
October, 2007
Polymer resin on canvas on panel
26 x 24 inches
 
Tom Moran
Tomorrow, 2006
Polymer resin on panel
16 x 20 inches

Tom Moran
Late, 2006
Polymer resin on panel
8 x 10 inches

Maki Tamura
Oasis, 2006
Watercolor on paper
24 x 32 x 2 1/2 inches
 
Eugenie Tung
1322 Railroad Avenue (Kalopsia Studio), Bellingham, 2007
Acrylic on digital print
30 x 22 inches

Eugenie Tung
23b Horace Court, Front Entrance, 2007
Acrylic on digital print
30 x 20 inches

Michael Waugh
The Driver (Large), 2006
Ink on mylar
42 x 67 inches
 
Laura Sharp Wilson
On the Sea on the Land, 2007
Acrylic and graphite on Unryu paper mounted on wood
25 x 38 inches
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