An exhibition of works by artists Paul and Lindsay McCormick, with guest artist Gary David
We pass through a multitude of spaces throughout our lifetime, while many hold little significance others rightfully stand out. Personal Spaces investigates the designation of these more intimate spaces through series of photographs presented by Paul and Lindsay McCormick. The exhibit expands into three dimensions with the functional art pieces presented by artist Gary David. The Opening Reception of Personal Spacesprovides the ideal opportunity to kick back and relax with the Kipperton String Quartet, some of the Dubuque Symphony Orchestra’s finest musicians! This is a unique performance featuring an eclectic repertoire built to complement the art and is a perfect chance to enjoy classical music up close and broaden the art experience!
Multitasking and responsibility often blur the structure of work and play. The opportunity to shift the perspective of these entities from activity to state of mind creates balance; leisure renews and motivates, while work challenges and rewards. Lindsay McCormick’s series Break Rooms is a survey of leisure in communal workspaces. The photo series examines how personalization of utilitarian space and a sense of community can enable momentary departure from work.
As a way to designate personal significance in public spaces Paul McCormick revisits locations, which have stood out, within his memory in This is Where. Through this ongoing series he revisits locations where significant moments have taken place throughout his life. While all of these locations have changed since the experiences he has had there he uses these spaces invite viewers to experience and interpret a visual representation of his recollections.
For Gary David, each piece evolves with thoughtful consideration allowing him the opportunity to make subtle changes if necessary. He has developed a unique design format by building in layers of continuous bands rather than in box shapes. Slicing the wood in every conceivable manner has gained him an immeasurable understanding of trees and the wood they provide.
David harvests from his 20 acre woodlot for the wood used to make this artful furniture. The tables function in a variety of ways depending on their height and length. There are generally three major components to every table created—the top slab, and two styles of legs. The top is a “natural edge” slab displaying the universal beauty of wood. Structural defects or cracks are embellished and repaired adding story and visual interest to the design. Some legs are carved and shaped in a manner to suggest action or movement, offering a tough of humor with their animalistic shape. Turned wooden legs charged with vivid color are the third component. The combination of natural wood and intense color is striking; a whimsical feast for the eyes.