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Art: Seekers

By Alan Pocaro · December 7th, 2011 · CityBeat Recommends
randyDivination for Hope by Randy Simmons - Courtesy Fitton Center for Creative Arts
Where do we come from? What are we? Where are we going? These questions, famously scrawled upon the surface of Paul Gauguin’s masterpiece of the same name, seem particularly relevant today. We’re all plagued by these uncertainties and perhaps none are more driven to answer them than the artist. Seekers, on view at the Fitton Center for Creative Arts in Hamilton, brings together five very different practitioners whose works offer respite for the inquirer in us all.

Mary Batstone Woodworth’s linoleum-cut prints fuse the textures and traditions of various cultures into images of mystery and spirituality. In the same gallery, glass artist Steve Meyer fashions three-dimensional creatures both real and imagined. "Horus," a stately depiction of the Egyptian god, is truly remarkable. Sculptor Margot Jacboson Gotoff’s classical glass figures of women explore myth and memory and offer delightful contrast to the Raku ceramics of Bruce Grimes. Finally, the superior draftsmanship of artist Randy Simmons explores relationships between family and friends, life and loss. On view through Jan. 6. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday; and 9 a.m.-noon Saturday.



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