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In the Garden of Myth and Logic

Museum of Northwest Art, La Conner, WA
Oct 12, 2001 - Jan 6, 2002

Mary Henry, Company (1998),
acrylic on canvas

In the Garden of Myth and Logic showcases acrylic paintings by Constructivist/Abstract artist Mary Henry and bronze sculptures of mythical figures by Ann Morris. In the Glass Gallery glass vessels by Bryan Rubino are featured. The title suggests a dichotomy between two ideas in the presence of art. It also suggests a possible antithesis between the artists in this exhibition.

Mary Henry, born in 1913, is a painter known for her large and bold geometric abstract works. She manipulates shapes and colours into precise and balanced compositions. A Northwest legend of 20th century abstract art, Henry currently resides and works on Whidbey Island.

Also on exhibit -- possibly in antithesis to Henryís abstract paintings are the life-size figurative bronzes of Ann Morris. Her work depicts the human spiritís inner struggles. Morris moved to Lummi Island in 1983 where she continues to work and exhibit her sculpture on her studio grounds called Sculpture Woods.

Bryan Rubino was introduced to the Venetian style of glass working in 1984 and it continues to inspire his work today. Having worked with many artists abroad and within the United States, including Dale Chihuly, this artist has mastered new approaches to working with the medium of glass.

© Robert Peterson