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Exhibit at Dennos Museum in Traverse City: Rufus Snoddy: The Wings of Icarus and Larry Cressman: Line Work

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Exhibit at Dennos Museum in Traverse City: Rufus Snoddy: The Wings of Icarus and Larry Cressman: Line Work

Time: June 2, 2013 from 1pm to 5pm
Location: Dennos Museum Center
Street: 1410 College Dr.
City/Town: Traverse City
Website or Map: http://www.dennosmuseum.org
Phone: 231.995.1055
Event Type: exhibition
Organized By: Dennos Museum Center
Latest Activity: Jun 2, 2013

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Rufus Snoddy: The Wings of Icarus, showcases new works by this important nationally recognized artist who resides and works in the Traverse City area and continues to exhibit throughout the United States and other countries. Snoddy is a well-recognized artist is the region.

Rufus writes of the exhibition, "The Wings of Icarus is an installation of suspended construction paintings inspired by the mythological story of Icarus. I utilize traditional media and materials from my immediate environment to create visual metaphors. So too did Daedalus use the feathers, wood, wax and string found in the Labyrinth to make the wings he and his son Icarus used to escape the Prison of Minos. They both had successful attempts at flight, but in his haste, ignorance and arrogance, Icarus flew too close to the sun and fell to his demise. The story is an archetypal lesson of hubris, myopia and the intoxication of power."

Larry Cressman: Line Work showcases works by this nationally recognized artist who is a professor at the School of Art & Design and Residential College of the University of Michigan.

Line is the focus and driving force of Larry Cressman’s work. This exhibition explores line on and off the wall with "installation drawings" that incorporate cane, twigs paper, graphite, wire and other materials - much of it floating off the gallery wall or as 3-D constructions that hang from the ceiling and float within the gallery space.

Cressman writes, "I began to experiment by constructing drawings as collections of lines gathered into transparent envelopes. I wove lines through holes punctured in paper. Finally, I began to pin lines in gestural compositions directly on gallery walls – creating large line "drawings" that responded to the architectural space in which they were placed. Because these drawings were three-dimensional, light and shadow became a natural part of the work."

[Cropped] Image above: "Confirmation," by Rufus Snoddy.

Image Below: "Cane Drawing III," by Larry Cressman.

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