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Gallery Talk: SMOOTH
June 6, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
[Image from left to right: Hilary Pfeifer, Pussy Grabs Back (2017), Photo by Dan Kvitka. Untitled Mangle Board, Germany, n.d. Collection of Marty and Buck Carson, Photo by James B. Abbott and Jay Texter]
SMOOTH: Mangle Boards of Northern Europe & Contemporary Concepts
June 6, 2017, 6 – 8:00 PM
Jay Raymond and artist Beth Ireland at the Center
Join us in the Gerry Lenfest Gallery for a gallery talk with curator Jay Raymond and artist Beth Ireland for a discussion on our current exhibition of mangle boards, highly-ornamented planks of wood used to smooth wrinkles from linen in the 16th to 19th century and their conceptual counterparts.
Guest curator Jay Raymond studied four private and eighteen museum collections, in total more than 7,000 mangle boards, and authored a massive reference, Mangle Boards of Northern Europe (2015).
Artist Beth Ireland’s belief in the power of the object is a driving force in her work. She explors the idea of memory and the creation of object as a visible symbol of memory.
First Fridays – June 2, July 7, 2017, 5 – 8:00 PM at the Center
Gallery talks – June 6, 2017, 6 – 8:00 PM with Jay Raymond and artist Beth Ireland at the Center
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