May 4 - August 14, 2016
1708 Gallery is pleased to present TBD, a satellite exhibition at Linden Row Inn through August 14, 2016. TBD features works by Cynthia Henebry, Allen Rosenbaum, Kendra Wadsworth, and Erin Willett.
TBD is used as an abbreviation or initialism for numerous actions: to be dated, to be decided, to be declared, defined, deducted, delivered, derived, designed, destroyed, developed, discussed, documented, done…even Torpedo Boat Destroyer. Or my favorite: determined. Each artist’s action seems apropos for this interplay and contemplation of layers of content.
For Cynthia Henebry, W.S. Merwin’s poem Native Trees defines the poignancy and ambiguity of her images:
Were there trees
where they were children
where I had not been
were there trees in those places
where my father and my mother were born
Rosenbaum’s exploration of internal dialogue, intuition and discovery embraces the unfamiliar, uncertain and unexplainable with work that hints at the familiar and unfamiliar.
Transformation of the heart, the hand, the land and sea, from the artist to the surface and back again, resonates on the walls of this exhibition. Wadsworth and Willett counter these transformations with similar tools but each derives a different energy, solution and counter to their chosen elements.
Amie Oliver, curator of this exhibition, is an artist and educator and a board member of 1708 Gallery.
A reception for TBD will be held on Friday, May 6th from 5 - 9 p.m.