Exhibition: Proverbs and Commonplace
Saturday, May 3rd through Saturday, June 14, 2014
What goes around, comes around, and it is time once again for Oxford Gallery's annual theme show. It is often maintained that the figurative content of a language represents the experience and collective insight of the culture. This year's theme, Proverbs and Commonplaces, mines the idiomatic richness of our mother tongue. Each of over fifty participating artists has been asked to create a work of art embodying one or more of the myriad sayings which give our language its unique character. The work exhibited will be in both two and three dimensions and will include many different styles and media. Few artists could, of course, aspire to the feat of sixteenth-century artist Pieter Bruegel the Elder, who tucked over ninety Flemish and Dutch proverbs into a single street scene. Yet, necessity being the mother of invention, the task of finding visual analogues to rhetorical commonplaces will challenge the imagination of each artist, providing interest and occasional amusement for every viewer. After all, a picture is worth a thousand words.
Artists' Reception: Saturday, May 10th
An Artists' Reception is planned for Saturday, May 10th from 5:30 to 8:00 PM. The Reception is open to the public. Oxford Gallery is located at the northwest corner of Park Ave. and Oxford Street.
Jappie King Black
Phyllis Bryce Ely
Sue Huggins Leopard
Cynthia Beth Rubin
Jean K. Stephens
George Van Hook
Janet Thayer Williams
Ray Easton, Birds of a Feather…, oil on canvas
Peter Gerbic: And Never the Twain
Carolyn Edlund, Pearls to Swine,
oil on canvas
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