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Monday, February 10, 2014

Clinard and Cook shows open Sunday at Kehler Liddell in Westville

Kehler Liddell Gallery
873 Whalley Ave., New Haven, (203) 389-9555
Threads of Serendipity: Photography by Penrhyn Cook and Sculpturew by Susan Clinard
Feb. 13—Mar. 16, 2014.
Opening Reception: Sun., Feb. 16, 3—6 p.m.

Press release from Kehler Liddell Gallery

Susan Clinard returns to Kehler Liddell Gallery with an engaging new body of sculpture work. Clinard continues to explore new mediums and use of space with a fleet of breathtaking kinetic paper boats float through space, translucent and glowing with purpose and strength. Each boat carries a sculpted passenger that has been cast in layers of fine paper. They evoke an immediate sensory response as the metaphorical boat is steeped with rich cultural histories and symbolism.

Susan Clinard: "Main Boat"

The photographic work represented in Threads of Serendipity is a compilation of two portfolios: "Little People" and "Humanity." As an emerging photographer, Penrhyn Cook watched from afar, taking in the full palette of shapes and light but always with a conscious focus on human figures as part of the image. With experience came a strong desire for more intimacy with her subjects and as a result, her interactions became more meaningful. This shifted the focus to capture the wide breadth of human emotions; wonder, loneliness, or envy. Similar to the transition Cook experienced, the viewer is becomes an active participant rather than a passive observer.

Threads of Serendipity will be on display from Feb. 13 through Mar. 16. The opening reception is this Sunday from 3—6 p.m.

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