Clifford Gallery Exhibition: Chris Duncan

spolia / walls

Walls are intended to exclude, to separate, to segregate, to encircle and enclose. In Italy, walls are often built of spolia, the reuse of existing architectural fragments and materials, and the fragments from one edifice constitute and take on another meaning in the new structure. Inspired equally by the artist’s recent trip to Florence and Rome and the crude and vicious quality of our contemporary political conversation, the work in this exhibition addresses the idea of fragments, discarded bits, re-cycled materials and ideas that come together to form something else – a re-purposing that reflects and enhances that previous identity, or perhaps a Frankenstein that stumbles and frightens reflecting back to us our own fears and failings.

Opening reception Wednesday, October 23, 5:30pm, Little Hall, First Floor Lobby

Sunday, November 24, 2019 at 1:00pm to 5:00pm

Little Hall, 101, Clifford Gallery


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