Epilogues at Lesley

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Thursday, March 23, 2017

VanDernoot Gallery, University Hall | 1815 Massachusetts Avenue Cambridge, MA

The pairing of Jessica Straus’s and Abbie Read’s sculpture has strong visual and conceptual affinity. It is immediately evident that both artists share a passion for the hand wrought, labor intensive process. Far from producing traditional craft with their artisanal techniques, each artist presents evocative abstract forms. Their shared aesthetic is a provocative marrying of the old and familiar with the new and enigmatic.

An important conversation between the work of Straus and Read exists in their use of similar raw materials. At the heart of these two bodies of work is their common use of books as raw material. Both artists remove books from their traditional role as reading and research material in the construction of new works.


On View:
March 15, 2017 - April 14, 2017

Gallery Hours:
Tue–Wed, Fri–Sat Noon–5:00 PM
Thu 3:00 PM–8:00 PM

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