VALERY SUTHERLAND, “DIVERSE LANDSCAPES”
March 18-May 7, 2020
Reception on Thursday on March 26, 5-7 p.m. in Pegasus Gallery
Valery Sutherland’s paintings and wall sculptures address the complexities of place and the passage of time. Skewed and Birds eye perspectives of cities and landscapes are layered with expressive color applications and graphic indications of human occupation. These works are interwoven records of use, time and transformation that also embody the compounding forces of pollution, deforestation and climate change.
Central to the acrylic painting “Elements #51,” is the architectural floorplan of a long-ruined abbey. Heavy black lines retrace its structural footprint, yet this built history is subverted by colorful overlay indications of a river’s changing course, a modern roadway and agricultural plantings. Tumultuous skies roll about the compositional ceiling and threaten to fully conceal the topographical history mapped below.
Sutherland has exhibited her work throughout New England, New York and New Jersey for over 30 years. She studied art in the United Kingdom at Tunbridge Wells Art School, in Kent, and St. Martin’s Art School, in London. See more of her work at: email@example.com
DAVID BORAWSKI, “MURDER FOR A JAR OF RED RUM”
January 21-March 4, 2020
David Borawski’s multimedia and installation projects conceptually blend pop culture, art history, and radical political references. He manipulates current and historical imagery, text and altered objects to reactivate viewer “(sub)conscious nostalgia.” As historical memory blurs from view, Borawski’s work confronts dissolving past/present dichotomies and recontextualizes idiosyncratic social narratives.
Borawski lives and works in Hartford and received his BFA from the Hartford Art School. He has exhibited regionally and internationally for more than 25 years. He has also independently curated exhibitions throughout Connecticut and, since 2016, he has curated exhibitions at Real Art Ways in Hartford. As an extension of this show, Borawski organized Sydney Morris’ exhibition, “Liquid Sky” at MxCC’s Niche space.