February 24, 2018
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‘Sublime Monotony’ at Åarhus Gallery in May

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Please join Åarhus Gallery for an opening reception Friday May 3rd, 5-8pm for a show entitled Sublime Monotony which runs May 2nd through June 2nd.

With the monotonous winter having continued on, and on, the piles of snow and frozen ground having withered down to mud and then igniting into spring, Åarhus Gallery thought it would be appropriate to have some fun with what is at times a monotonous if not paradoxical condition, this human condition with it’s contradictions of the mundane: everyday we eat, drink, sleep… our hearts beat continuously all day, everyday; the near definition of monotony being the lifeblood of our very existence. The tides ebb and flow tirelessly, apparently from an infinite horizon. Everyday the sun goes down and then, lo and behold, everyday the sun comes up. And if we listen, we may find our noble oxymoron, an altogether separate, deafening silence becomes our virtual reality. That which at first seems extinguished, wearisome, routine, repetitive, becomes singularly new, becomes beauty, becomes the flame. In a paradoxical world, our world, neither is either, without each other… and together they reveal a divine truth: The Sublime Monotony.

The show will feature the works of Marcie Jan Bronstein, Gabriella D’Italia, Clint Fulkerson, J. T. Gibson, Stew Henderson, Kevin Johnson, Mark Kelly, Marc Leavitt, Karen MacDonald, Richard Mann, Wesley Reddick, Willy Reddick and Kate Russo.

Åarhus Gallery, 50 Main St, Belfast, is open February-May, Thursday-Sunday 11 am-5:30 pm and starting in June we’ll be open Tuesday through Sunday 11-5:30. For more information call 338-0001 or www.aarhusgallery.com where a slideshow of the current works is available.