Deborah Davidson blurs the line between art and magic. In the same way magicians use sleight of hand or illusions to make the impossible seem real, so too does “Dissipate. Disappear. Dispel,” Davidson’s upcoming exhibition at the Chandler Gallery. Her arrangement of black columns and line drawings sounds simple and may be minimalist in principle but, when put together, present more than what initially meets the eye.
To execute her vision, Davidson painted columns black and bisected them with fluorescent orange and red, making sections of them appear as if they’re floating. She surrounded these columns with her drawings: a series of many fine, differently colored lines all grouped closely together.
Davidson explained that the essence of the show is the contrast between the tangible and intangible, the permanent and the fading. The columns, she explained, “assert themselves and cannot vanish unless removed or degraded in some way,” while the drawings represent the act of disappearing or “things ending.”Learn more >
Create paper floral crowns and bouquet with Aleigha Howland to brighten up your winter blues!
Learn more >
Tuesday, February 18th
Out of Town News
18 Brattle Street, Cambridge MA
In Partnership with CultureHouse join the Maud Morgan Arts team for a pop up demo and workshop at the Harvard News Stand Tuesday, February 18th from 12-2pm. Drop in and make some art with us! This event is free and open for artists of all ages and experience levels!
Taking a page from MMA’s Develop Your Sketchbook class, the demo and workshop will be focused on the art of inks and collaging taught by artist and instructor Boriana Kantcheva. Materials will be provided by MMA team (note that participants are welcomed to bring their own sketchbooks).
Interested in learning more about MMA’s programming? Enroll in our Spring Develop Your Sketchbook class!
CultureHouse improves livability in local communities by facilitating the creation of public social infrastructure through the transformation of unused spaces into vibrant places to work, play, and foster connections.