Organic Origins Exhibit on Display

Published on Mon, January 24, 2011

Marywood University exhibits Organic Origins today through February 9 in the Mahady Gallery, Shields Center for Visual Arts.

Shapes and forms rooted in the organic have long played varied and vital roles in the visual arts. Ancient Mediterranean decoration and medieval motifs through the surrealist expressions of the modern era frequently employ shape making that can be seen in opposition to the geometric; life engendered. These are shapes that express natural growth in relation to their own environment and the unpredictability of volume, direction, meander, and texture are developed as the sensibility dictates. William Brayton, Betsey Garand, Brenda Garand, and Maggie Shen are four artists who have found their expression within this territory rich in metaphor in an exhibition organized by guest curator, Mark Webber.

Admission to the Mahady Gallery is free and open to the public. Gallery hours include Monday, Thursday, and Friday from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Tuesday and Wednesday, 9 a.m. - 8 p. m.; and Saturday and Sunday 1 - 4 p .m.

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