Boundaries: Dero Sanford, Rusty Hubbard, Jerry Atchley and Erin Lorenzen
April 20 through July 9, 2006
Opening reception on May 12, in conjunction with 2nd Friday Art Night
Boundaries features the work of three talented Arkansas photographers, Dero Sanford, Rusty Hubbard and Jerry Atchley, and the sculpture of Erin Lorenzen.
The versatility of photography is on display with each artist’s personal imprint on the medium. Sanford’s mostly black and white images (top) from a recent journey to Kenya give a sense of atmosphere and place while exploring the resilience of people in the wake of devastating poverty and AIDS. “If you sense gratitude in these images,” Sanford writes, “then my photographs were successful.” Hubbard’s work (second image) while from one perspective is a tribute to a city he loves is also an exploration of urban alienation. He calls Prague a city that is both full of charm, beauty and history, and also “gritty and seedy in the details.” Atchley (third image), whose work is influenced by Impressionism, photographs ordinary things and by the use of motion, color and texture, captures images that are out of the ordinary.
Balancing the show and adding a third dimension is Lorenzen’s sculpture (fourth image) which is made of traditional and untraditional materials along with found objects. “My artwork,” writes Lorenzen, “explores how the basic human need for love and connectedness is manifested through acts of devotion.”
The exhibit is on display in the museum’s Trinity Gallery for Arkansas Artists featuring the work of contemporary artists. Some of the artists' work will be available for sale in the Museum Store, along with the best of Arkansas-made art and crafts.