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Dana Hemenway Studio - Summer News

Fri, Jun 23, 2017, 12:00 pm to Sat, Jul 29, 2017, 12:00 pm

DREAM HOUSE 
Rebekah Goldstein / Dana Hemenway / Mayuko Kono

 

Eleanor Harwood Gallery
Exhibition Dates: June 23 – July 29, 2017
Reception & Artist Talk: July 1, 5 – 8pm, (Artist Talk from 5 – 6pm)

 

Eleanor Harwood Gallery is pleased to present Dream House, a continuation of the exhibition Cut From the Left, which originally exhibited February through March of 2017 at tmoro projects, an exhibition space run by artist and educator Takeshi Moro. The group exhibition by Rebekah Goldstein, Dana Hemenway, and Mayuko Kono negotiates the tensions between color, form, and the fragmentation of the familiar.

 

Goldstein’s paintings depict imagined structures and spaces that rely on and create their own internal logic. Her sculptures – created as if plucked from the paintings into real time and space, assert a dialogue between imagined and actualized form.

 

Hemenway’s work continues her investigation of extension cords as aesthetically manipulated objects by using handcrafted ceramics as a substrate to weave prefabricated extension cords. Over the past three years Hemenway has employed craft techniques using extension cords, to elevate and transform the object’s value beyond the scope of its functionality.

 

Kono’s sculpture are made of found metal racks and paper mache. Her manipulations of the racks playfully soften and disrupt their inherent rigidity and repetition, creating new forms that are reminiscent of architectural models.

 

An essay was commissioned by Maggie Haas for the original tmoro projects exhibition, the Eleanor Harwood Gallery presentation takes its title from Haas’ essay.