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    Towels: A Survey of a Familiar Object

    Presented by Aviary Gallery

    November 1 - November 25, 2012


    Towels: A Survey of a Familiar Object

    “I am not a curator” -Matthew Day Jackson My own practice as an artist is almost always a heuristic enterprise and it remains so in curating an exhibition: can the disparate be brought together to form a whole, somehow different or greater than the constituent parts? While this is a thematic exhibition, it might only be so in name. The artists and works on display encompass a breadth of artistic concerns tethered under the guise of a common subject and the connection of a common acquaintance. Rather than putting on a show about towels, what I’ve hoped to do is look broadly at the idea of subject matter and how a subject influences (or doesn’t influence) a work’s ability to generate meaning. While the nominal subject of each piece is a towel of one or another kind, the way each work uses its subject to illicit a response from the viewer varies widely and foregrounds the potential polysemy of subjects in artworks. -Quinn Gorbutt Boston, MA October 2012

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    Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

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