Month: March 2015

April 2014: Dawn Black’s Incitements of Folly

April 2014: Dawn Black’s Incitements of Folly

North Adams, MA — Independent Art Projects is pleased to announce CYNTHIA-REEVES’s exhibition Incitements of Folly, a new show of touching works on paper and paintings by Baton Rouge artist, Dawn Black. Opening with an artist reception from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 4th, the exhibition runs through Sunday, May 3rd.

Black work examines the practice of masquerade and its role in relation to conceptions of identity and power. The artist depicts people from various sources, societies and time periods in gouache, watercolor, and ink on paper and is particularly interested in the various permutations of social practices that engender power hierarchies. Her compositions are influenced by eastern perspective, theatre, and myth making in general.

I think of the limitless bank of images that pervades our lives as a collective unconscious. A shared state, we all contribute and are part of it. I cull these images through random web searches, visits to public archives, and perusing periodicals to intuitively select figures of interest. I decontextualize the figures by moving them from their original context to a vacant piece of paper in order to provide absolute focus on their identities and roles in society.” — Dawn Black

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For further information on Shona Macdonald, please visit the online gallery at cynthia-reeves.com or contact the gallery at 212 714 0044. Please note that Independent Art Project is open on Saturdays, and by appointment.

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February 2015: Shona Macdonald: Uncanny Valley

February 2015: Shona Macdonald: Uncanny Valley

North Adams, MA — Independent Art Projects is pleased to announce CYNTHIA-REEVES’s mid-winter exhibition Uncanny Valley, a show of innovative works on paper and paintings by New England-based artist, Shona Macdonald. Opening with a reception from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 28, the exhibition runs through March 29.

Uncanny Valley is a new series developed from 2013-2015 that explores how human intervention interrupts the landscape. Macdonald deciphers those interruptions in illustrative and figural forms: tarps covering over-wintered plants, reflectors resembling eyes, hay bales becoming teeth. Viewing the landscape for its cultural, rather than organic, geography was first explored by American writer, J. B. Jackson, (1909 – 1996), who also coined the phrase “vernacular landscape”. Macdonald seeks to visually depict the cultural geography that Jackson references and, specifically, the place where she resides, New England.

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For further information on Shona Macdonald, please visit the online gallery at cynthia-reeves.com or contact the gallery at 212 714 0044. Please note that Independent Art Project is open on Saturdays, and by appointment.

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