Opening: Diedrick Brackens, Robert Barsamian & Anthony Sonnenberg

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Conduit Gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibition of new works by Diedrick Brackens: hearts, hands and other members.

Taken with the idea that textiles can deliver as much information as the written word, Diedrick Brackens encodes meaning into the multi-colored and multi-patterned cloths he weaves. Brackens dyes his textiles with items found in most American homes (e.g., wine, tea, bleach.) Though common, Brackens believes these materials carry symbolic references that transcend the household and speak to both his own personal relationships as well as universal human interactions. Universality is further articulated by the various cultural references Brackens pulls from including; traditional West African kente cloth, the American quilting tradition, embroidery, and European tapestry.

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Conduit Gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibition of new works by Robert Barsamian: New Works.

The small scale paintings in Robert Barsamian’s New Works exhibition are allegorical visual representations of the artist’s examinations and reflections of worldwide political conflicts.
Within a densely layered but flattened compositional field, symbolic images of animals and food, along with ornamentation and pattern transmit informative visual fragments to the viewer that suggest ageless conflicts of predator and prey; aggressor and victim. Painted or drawn across each foremost layer are representations of iconic plastic Army Men, armed and ready to intervene, yet immobile and unable.

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Conduit Gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibition of new works by Anthony Sonnenberg: Fat Equals Flavor.

Anthony Sonnenberg’s luscious ceramic sculptures set a stage calling the spectator to ekstasis (to be or to stand outside one’s self.) The elaborate hand-built ceramic sculptures echo the decadent elaborations of Baroque and Rococo fioriture. Initially reminiscent of past civilizations’ aesthetic efflorescence, upon closer inspection, the viewer can vaguely identify familiar modern tchotchkes built into the structure.
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