Counting The Hours

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  • What is time, and what does it mean to us as individuals? Apart from seconds, minutes, hours, months, and years how do we experience the passing of time. Mechanical measurement lacks the necessary emotional component that is true to the way that we experience life, the clock and calendar are only tools.

    Our experience is a consideration of birthdays, work weeks, the lives and deaths, waiting, and going. We make mental notes about when things have happened and when they will happen. How we mark time, with still objects, is like a picture in a date book. Sometimes the image provides us with a sense of eternal racing, and at others times a sense of endless waiting or rest.

    The work of artists Marion Faller and Hollis Frampton provide us with movement spanning time, with work inspired by Eadweard Muybridge’s motion studies. Frank Duffy, Grace McKendry, and others continue this theme in their work. A consideration of the seasons is captured in the work of Marsden Hartley, Harriet Greif, and others.   Bruce Adams’ The Treason of Archaeology: This is not a Pipe #2, and others offer self-reflecting on history in both practice and art. While Amanda Besl and Reginald Marsh provide the meaningful context of waiting, the experience that fills many of our hours. Hints at the future come through in works like, Event Horizon, by Ted Miller.

    However, we spend our hours, noting these moments can be arrived at best through the vision of our artists and the work in this exhibition provides us with signatures and markers for time.

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