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Public/Private: The Arc of Longing - Phillips Exeter Academy, Lamont Gallery


  • Lamont Gallery - Phillips Exeter Academy 11 Tan Lane Exeter, NH, 03833 United States (map)

June 29-July 29, 2016
Reception: Wednesday, June 29, 4-6 pm
Lunchtime Gallery Talk: Wednesday, July 20, 2016, 12:30 pm*

What type of face do we show in public? What posture do we adopt when we know we are safe and out-of-sight? Artists inPublic/Private: The Arc of Longing explore the intersection between the public and the private, and how these two parts of ourselves overlap in unexpected ways. Becky Barsi highlights the emotional intimacy and frailty of the figure in her “gravity” series of photographic portraits. Amy Larimer (PEA Summer School faculty), honors personal and community suffering through a large-scale sculptural memorial. Madison May’s charged, yet ambiguous mixed-media work delves into memory and personal trauma.Rachel Petruccillo’s graphic portraits, curious and humorous, examine the assumptions we make about others. Miranda Updike’s colorful paintings capture the movement patterns of the crowd. Leah Woods’ carved and bent wood sculptures celebrate form and texture. The work in Public/Private invites us to engage in close, attentive looking, both as a private act of contemplation, and through the shared experience of a communal event.