Elizabeth Rowland Mayor Gallery

Mary Admasian: Marked

September 6 – October 2, 2019

Marked is a collection of small sculptures and assemblages made from reclaimed wood, barbed wire, rusted metal, gold wire, glass beads, acrylic paint, and graphite. Admasian composed the collection within a conceptual narrative prompted by how we mark trees with blue paint before they are cut, discarded, or used for building. Within these materials, she explores the actual barriers between objects—positions and connections—as well as the implicit boundaries of familial, political, and social covenants and conventions.

Rebecca Lawrence Gallery

Robert Hitzig: Rough/Polished

September 6 – October 2, 2019

Rough/Polished is a collection of primarily new work that tells stories non-verbally through contrasting textures, odd shapes, and color. They express emotions, feelings, and experiences that are beyond words.

“When we see people, we capture a tiny fraction of who they are. We have no idea what they have been through and how they got to where they are. All that matters exists but can’t be represented with visibly identifiable objects. To me, colors and shapes feel like the best way to capture what is present but invisible. All of our personal history — events, plans, interactions — leave marks.” -Robert Hitzig