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5pm to 8pm February 6th

Art Night The T.E.M.P. Gallery Over the AM

Work by Ethan Sawyer


The T.E.M.P. Gallery Georgine Clarke Building

Ribbon cutting ceremony at 4:30PM


Over the AM is a multi-media exhibit that attempts to illustrate how particular words can have vari-ous interpretations depending upon the context in which the listener hears them. “AM” could refer to radio broadcast (amplitude modulation), a suffix referring to the morning hours (ante meridiem), the verb “am” (to be), or perhaps even a name (Am). “Over” could illustrate something occurring during a given time (over the course of an hour), a person’s discontent (I am over that project), or the end of a passage of time. When mixed together, the three words of the show’s title could have profoundly different meanings, although they remain the same set of letters. The pieces in the show are subject to the same state of chance and interpretation. By virtue of our ability to communicate, humans can discuss the various perspectives and perhaps come to agree-ments. In the end, however, two questions remain. Does language trump art, or does art trump language?


Ethan Sawyer, a native of Montgomery, Alabama, has always been fascinated with how particular concepts can be represented by means that have not historically represented those concepts. For example, writing a paragraph in ketchup gets a particular point across, but it is not the historically preferred method of writing which is using ink. He finds the object between the practical and absurd, the efficient and experimental, and the predictable and surprising are areas with an amazing reserve of creative potential. Sometimes pursuing a pointless challenge can become a highly gratifying experience.


In the Courtyard of Wonders The Cob Oven Crew will be at Art Night to make their delicious

Pizza! Open studios

The Kentuck Artists & Clay Co-op Sculpture by Ethan

Music provided by guitarist and vocalist

Robert Morgan

Sawyer


Kentuck's mission is to perpetuate the arts, engage the community and empower the artist.

Kentuck Art Center 503 Main Avenue Northport, AL 35476 205-758-1257 kentuck@kentuck.org

February Art Night 2014