Float

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Aug 4, 2008 - Aug 30, 2008

Float features artists Andy Farkas, Jeannine Cook, and Gina Fuentes Walker.  In this exhibit, the ephemeral quality of natural environments is reflected in the artists’ respective media.
 
In Float, printmaker Andy Farkas debuts his new book River.  He includes both the finished, bound product and individually pulled prints, all produced using the moku hanga process. These Japanese water-based woodcuts require the production of multiple blocks before the resulting image may be completed.  They also allow for a transparency to the coloring that echoes the fragility of Farkas's fine lines.  The requirements of the process prove fitting for a tale that relates the travails of a river choosing whether or not to continue flowing.
 
Selected from her Seasons on Sapelo series, Jeannine Cook's pieces showcase her silverpoint studies of the changing scenery on a barrier island in Georgia.  Silverpoint is a medium that dates to the twelfth century, and it entails wielding a silver stylus over a prepared surface to produce the resulting image.  The process requires an exacting understanding of technical accuracy, as silverpoint is a drawing method that is not susceptible to erasure or correction.  As the pieces age, the silver lines will darken through tarnish, providing a subtle reminder and parallel to the depicted landscapes that will also transform through the decades.
 
Gina Fuentes Walker offers photographs that become sculptural endeavors as she presents translucent images of branches and ferns mounted between layers of glass.  For her, the artwork extends beyond the physicality of the piece; it grows to include the areas surrounding it – those spaces on which the intricate branching patterns cast their shadows.  The image is as much what floats on the walls as it is the acetate trapped between layers of glass.

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