A lovely, eclectic show called “Float” at the Clark Gallery, 145 Lincoln Road, Lincoln, MA, exhibits works on nautical themes by 24 artists.
A few of my other favorites included:
and Patricia Burleson’s Springmelt 6,. It’s an 18″x24″x18″ “boat” composed of wire, lace, bones, shredded tire, vine buttons, found metal and wood including saw blad, barbed wire, springs, strainers, whisk, scissors, sticks spoon and found objects including purse, balls, harmonic, baseball glove, clothes, pins nail clippers and fan.
I was impressed by Rob Napier’s tiny model ships, and by Jerry Beck’s “The Dreams of Small fish (from his Secret Art of Loon Park, Oaracle Series).
My friend Mark H. noticed the playful spelling of “oaracle,”which makes sense because the work is a floor-to-ceiling=sized oar (136x15x3″). Its shaft is a 3” clear acryllic tube filled with dried, shellacked fish and mushrooms.
It’s a fun show; I wish I could write up every piece but you can see them at the gallery through April 30 or view more photos online.
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