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'Wild Things' On Display at the Gordon Galleries

Head by Mona McCalmon

Currently on display at the Baron and Ellin Gordon Art Galleries, "Wild Things: the Outrageous, Wonderful, Hilarious and Untamed" is an exhibition of work from the permanent collection with selections from the Gordons' private collection. It will continue through March 7, 2010.

According to Ramona Austin, curator of the Gordon Galleries, the exhibition examines the "expression of the fantastic and wondrous, the outrageous and sometimes hilarious in the work of selected self-taught artists."

Included are works such as Ken Ellington's cyclops-headed face jug, Dale Brown's violins made of thousands of match sticks, Mona McCalmon's head of a forest nymph constructed of tree limbs and carved burled wood, and Donnie Neas' refined and vibrant drawings that invite us to lose ourselves in their intricate elegance.

Also included are works by Matt Sesow and Billy Ray Hussey, who examine the character of Saddam Hussein in paint and clay.

Admission to the Gordon Galleries, located at 4509 Monarch Way in the University Village, is free. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday. For more information call 683-6271.

This article was posted on: October 16, 2009

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