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Ecstasy and Odyssey

Site-Specific Installations by Robert McConaughy

Ecstasy and Odyssey

Site-Specific Installations by Robert McConaughy

The Cincinnati Arts Association’s Alice F. and Harris K. Weston Art Gallery in the Aronoff Center for the Arts debuts its 2007-08 exhibition season with three new exhibitions related to the exploration of fiber: Ecstasy and Odyssey: Site-Specific Installations by Robert McConaughy; Pushing Buttons: Art Quilts by Jane Burch Cochran; and Sewing Stories: Fabric Collages by Ellen Scott.

Minimalist in nature, Robert McConaughy’s (Blue Ash, OH) site-specific sculptures are characterized by simple form, beautiful lines and gentle symmetry. Responding to the Weston Art Gallery’s street-level exhibition space, McConaughy will pair two new rope and twine sculptures (Ecstasy and Odyssey) thus creating a linear dialogue and subtle dynamic rhythm that contrasts the architectural structure with graceful organic lines.

Robert McConaughy, a self-trained artist, lives on a family farm in Blue Ash that he has established as Mac’s Farm and Sculpture Center. Since 2002, he has organized an annual outdoor sculpture exhibition at the farm that has featured local and regional sculptors. His site-specific installations have been featured at both indoor and outdoor exhibition venues including the Benini Foundation and Sculpture Ranch (Johnson City, TX); Carnegie Visual & Performing Arts Center (Covington, KY); The Mockbee (Cincinnati, OH); Kennedy Heights Art Center (Cincinnati, OH); SS Nova (Cincinnati, OH); Southgate House (Newport, KY); and Monarch Sculpture Center (Tenino, WA).

Gallery Talk Series: Thurs., Sept. 27 at 7 p.m.

Families Create! Education Workshop: Sat., Oct. 27 at 10 a.m.

Showings