Two Artists Consider The State Of Play

November 1, 2023, by Brian Slattery- "Two photographs by Marjorie Gillette Wolfe hang in the front of Kehler Liddell Gallery, at 873 Whalley Ave. in Westville. They’re both of hedges, and the way Wolfe composes the image, the eye is drawn to the plant life, without worrying too much about where it is. We can see the similarities in the forms of the plants, the spacing between them. It’s only in looking at the titles that the true humor comes out, as one photograph is taken in front of a diner somewhere, and the other is taken at the Alhambra, one of the great architectural wonders of the world. Both locations are almost entirely absent from the images. A keen sense of play — married to rigorous formal accomplishment — marks both Wolfe’s show, ​“Hedge,” and sculptor and potter Amanda Duchen’s show, ​“Clay,” running concurrently at the Westville gallery through Nov. 12. The two artists’ works differ in several fundamental ways, starting with the choice of media, but they share a strong impulse to make sure that their technique is in the service of engagement, connection, and sometimes straight-up entertainment..." Click HERE to comment and read full article.

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