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THE BAUM SCHOOL OF ART KICKS OFF THE NEW YEAR
WITH AN EXHIBITION TO PIQUE YOUR CURIOSITY
Works by Domenick Naccarato and Lindsay Woodruff
January 9–31, 2018
Artists’ Reception: Third Thursday, January 18, 2018 from 6:00–8:00pm
The David E. Rodale and Rodale Family Galleries
Presenting Sponsors: Janet and Malcolm Gross
Gallery Hours: Mon–Thu: 9:00am–9:00pm; Fri & Sat: 9:00am–3:00pm; Sun: Closed
ALLENTOWN, PA–Are you curious? The Baum School of Art kicks off the New Year with an exhibition to pique your curiosity. Assembled Curiosities, brings together two local artists who share a similar attention to the mundane, a passion for collecting, and a keen awareness of the impermanence of all things. Artists Domenick Naccarato and Lindsay Woodruff have found a means of creating art through witnessing the everyday moments, micro opportunities, and daily settings of their lives.
This exhibition will feature Naccarato’s mixed media assemblages, Woodruff’s photographic works, and a collaborative project inspired by their extensive collections of objects and materials. Naccarato and Woodruff give a nod to the “wunderkammer” or “wonder cabinets” of the past in which artists and scientists presented their most prized and cherished possessions. The Rodale Family Gallery will be transformed into the artists’ contemporary interpretation of these “cabinets of curiosities” revealing a look into the artists’ process and their creative minds.
Domenick Naccarato, a painter and mixed media and assemblage artist, creates art using both traditional and non-traditional materials including acrylics, oil, or oil stick, as well as metal, reclaimed wood, and pieces of hardware as the main components of his artwork. Domenick states, “I try to take those unremarkable, often times undesirable things that I see in my everyday surroundings and use them to guide me in the abstract works of art I create: The water spots around a rusting bolt on a street sign; the oil stains on the mud flaps of a truck driving down the highway; the pieces of metal and wood hanging from the roof of a crumbling barn; the remnants of paint drips on a painter’s drop cloth to name a few.”
Lens based artist, Lindsay Woodruff, works with all forms of photographic media, from traditional and historic process photography, to filmmaking and digital photography. Woodruff creates photos, media art, and installations. With a belief and sincerity in finding the magic of the mundane moments through a stream of the daily experience. These places and moments are depicted as a means of clarifying and drawing attention to the poetic in everyday life. “I am interested in making images of all sorts of things—nature, people, animals, objects, places, textures, and moments. Primarily, I am drawn to playing with color and textures in these images,” says Lindsay.
The opening reception will be Thursday, January 18, 2018 from 6:00–8:00pm as part of the Destination Arts: Third Thursday, Downtown Allentown’s monthly arts-focused evening of opening receptions and gallery events, meet and greets, and happy hour and restaurant specials. All exhibitions and receptions are free and open to the public.