The Gionis, Hudson & Spencer Exhibition will be on display July 16 – August 17, 2012 in the Parkwood Gallery. The public is invited to join us for a closing reception for the exhibition on Friday, August 17 from 6 to 8 pm.
The artworks in this exhibition are united in a tender emotion or nostalgia.
Tina Gionis uses photographic imagery of past eras paired with contemporary photographic images to explore the bittersweet passing of time in our city and Toledo’s identity as a mid-size, mid-western city.
Mixed media artist, Kendra Hudson, also is master of pairing imagery. Images of man made items grow out of and around natural relics. Some objects imaged in her work seem to be objects forgotten in an attic or basement, while others could have been picked up on a walk through the park. Image next to image add up to a conversation that is surely greater and more complex than the sum of its part.
The porcelain vessels of Elizabeth Spencer indulge in the pleasures of decoration. Decorating a home, a cake, or the human body can create great allure – functional but expressive. Piping colored clay through a cake icing bag, Spencer relishes in the pleasures of feminitity, domesticity and delicateness.
The Parkwood Gallery is open Monday thru Friday 8:30 am – 4:30pm and is located at 1838 Parkwood Avenue, Suite 120 off of Monroe Street in Downtown Toledo.
The Arts Commission is the longest standing arts commission in the state of Ohio that develops and promotes the arts in the community, serving Northwest Ohio since 1959. www.theartscommission.org. 419-254-ARTS.
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