The Curious Matter exhibition A DARK WOOD, produced and presented in collaboration with Art House Gallery will be traveling to the Noyes Museum of Art. A Dark Wood features the work of 33 contemporary artists. The exhibition explores the theme of being lost in the darkness of our fears, doubts and negativity. Dante Alighieri, the 14th century Italian poet, began The Divine Comedy with a character who has lost his way in “a dark wood.” It is a metaphor not only for a crisis of faith, but a crisis of humanity. He has lost his spiritual compass, even how to be with and treat people. His character must survey the punishments of Dante’s taxonomy of evil before he is able to find a way to even a dim light of hope. There are many aspects of the dark wood and the artists presented in this exhibition interpret the richness of the concept through a range of media and methods.
The artists are: Meg Atkinson, Aaron B., Milcah Bassel, Daniel A. Bruce, Arthur Bruso, Emanuele James Cacciatore, Jessica Demcsak, Peter Everett, David French, Ethan Hamby, Jee Hwang, Jang Soon Im, Casey Inch, John Keefer, Dae Young Kim, Todd Lambrix, Ross Bennett Lewis, Joan Mellon, Dave Mishalanie, Daniel Morowitz, Nazanin Noroozi, Sarah Pfohl, Ben Pranger, Jon Rappleye, Clark Rendall, Dept of Reparative History, Anna Riley, Robert Schatz, Linda Kamille Schmidt, Jill Scipione, Philip Swan, Lisa Taliano, Linda Tharp
A DARK WOOD at Noyes Museum of Art of Stockton University, January 19 – April 23, 2017. The museum will host an opening reception on February 10, 6 to8pm, for details: http://noyesmuseum.org/upcoming-exhibitions/