Professor Devine explains, “Impacts often result from the colliding of objects, but they can occur between cultures, philosophies, financial strategies or changing natural environments. Impact usually relates to something we have done. With each new collision, we rush to mediate and minimize the effects, as if in an effort to keep change from taking place.”
The plaster castings featured in Professor Devine’s show are records of impacts of cars accidentally coming together. “The folds, dents, rips and slices were caused by a violent, chaotic and piercing impact,” he says. “In contrast, the plaster castings are quiet records; formed by the slow flow of suspended plaster, seeping into the folds and crevasses between the damaged car parts. The pieces are remnants of remnants. Their forms gently occur rather than being shaped or forged.”
There will be an opening reception for the exhibit on Saturday, March 30, from 4-6 p.m. Impact will be on display through Sunday, May 5. Gallery hours are Thursday through Monday 11 a.m.-5 p.m., and Friday 11 a.m.-7 p.m. For more information visit thompsongirouxgallery.com or call 518-392-3336.