The September exhibit at the River Gallery will be Reclaiming Context by Aaron Hequembourg of Georgia and Susan Hutchinson of North Carolina.
The opening reception is set for Friday, Sept. 7, 6:30-8 p.m. at River Gallery, 400 E. Second St.
The exhibition features two artists using various media to interrogate their origins as craftspeople and the artistic and personal histories from which they emerge.
Ms. Hutchinson's extensive research into trans-continental 19th and 20th century Arts and Crafts, Art Nouveau, and Art Deco movements yields works in metal and iron for the home and garden. While contemporary in design, Ms. Hutchinson's lines and forms reference an organic emergence of movement and time, in constant dialogue with traditional craftsmanship.
Mr. Hequembourg's engraved paintings and laminated prints make use of various media such as reclaimed wood and objects from his wife's family farm, a former plantation. An interest in the photography and documents of this earlier era prompted Mr. Hequembourg's use of sepia tones, depictions of plantation life, and the use of old texts such as antique sheet music and newsprint.
The event is free and open to the public.