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7/31/08

Objects DʼArt -Illuminated Pleasures - Lawrence Street Gallery - Sat Aug 2nd 2008


Objects DʼArt -Illuminated Pleasures
Larry Zdeb and Gene Smith

Show Dates :
July 30 - August 30

Reception: Saturday, August 2m 6:00-9:00 p.m. (public invited)

Larry Zdeb and Gene Smith say that "Objects d'art”, is an exploration into the past. Influenced by Kurt Schwitters, Joseph Cornell and Robert Rauschenberg, the artists use vintage found objects as a major component in their constructions along with elements of Dada, randomness and chance. Layer after layer, the surfaces of these constructions reveal a variety of stimulating possibilities to the viewer.

Included in this show is a collection of box constructions, many of which feature battery-powered lighting. With the windows of the gallery blacked out and interior lights off, gallery visitors can turn on each box beginning with the smallest. In the dark, the normal
parameters of the boxes are lost, provoking imaginative associations. The beauty of these assemblages is in pushing the envelope beyond the boundary of the conventional. Expect the unexpected!

Larry Zdeb is from Troy.
Gene Smith is a former Michigan resident, now living in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Gallery hours:
Wed, Thurs & Sat, Noon - 5.
Fri, Noon - 9

Lawrence Street Gallery is at 22620 Woodward, Ferndale
(East side of Woodward, two blocks south of 9 Mile).
Telephone 248-544-0394, or visit us at www.lawrencestreetgallery.com