David R. Harper: A Fear of Unknown Origin
August 11–December 30, 2018
Comprised of seventy-two ceramic sculptures of animal heads glazed in various hues of blue, A Fear of Unknown Origin
is inspired by two things that seem completely unrelated. The first inspiration comes from the cyanometer, an esoteric tool alpinists used to measure distance by the shades of the sky. The second is the idiom “Entre le Chien et le Loup” (between the dog and the wolf), which describes the effects of dusk and being unable to differentiate between friend or foe. Harper’s
installation unifies the two with a gradual gradient of blue and a corresponding range of
expressions, from smiles to snarls.
Late Summer Exhibitions Opening Party
Saturday, August 18 | 2:00–5:00
Celebrate the opening of four exhibitions and enjoy art making in the studio, live music, light bites, and a cash bar.
Free with Membership | Walk-ins Welcome
Mask Making Inspired by David R. Harper
Saturday, August 18 | 10:00–5:00
Get inspired by the work of David R. Harper and explore the art of mask making. This extended Studio Saturday takes place opening day of Harper’s exhibition, A Fear of Unknown Origin.