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Sunday, December 10, 2006

Paper and Stone in Westville

Kehler Liddell Gallery
873 Whalley Ave., New Haven, (203) 389-9555
Matthew Garrett & Gar Waterman: Paper and Stone
Dec. 7, 2006-Jan. 7, 2007

Press release

Photographer Matthew Garrett has been mining the rich vein of the American social landscape for two decades. The current exhibition centers on color images made by Garrett this year in Louisiana, Michigan, Ontario and Connecticut. The images themselves can be read as a report from the near horizon-simultaneously familiar and foreign-in which the world around you seems to have been slightly rearranged, and presented for your inspection.

For Gar Waterman, it is the self-contained and enigmatic nature of seeds, with their latent potential for life in all its myriad forms, that proves irresistible. Waterman carves voluptuous curves of exotic marbles to reveal the exuberance of a seed as it germinates, while the cool patinaed surface of a cast bronze seed pod lies quiescent on an elegant glass and steel base. According to the sculptor, "Seeds are symbols of beginnings and an end in and of themselves, mysterious packages whose forms can only hint at the life contained within."

Opened in the spring of 2004, Kehler Liddell Gallery is located at 873 Whalley Avenue, in the heart of New Haven's Historic Westville Village. The gallery currently represents twelve Connecticut artists, with monthly exhibits by two or more artists. Gallery hours are Thursday and Friday 12-6 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m.-2 p.m.


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