“When the Bough Breaks,” which includes work by Professors Clayton Merrell and Patricia Bellan-Gillen and Alex Lukas MFA ’17, opens at the Rosemary Duffy Larson Gallery at Broward College in Davie, Florida on August 18. The exhibition, which continues through September 22, is curated by Professor Susanne Slavick.
“When the Bough Breaks” is a collection of paintings accompanied by poetry and the written word that embrace the tree — materially and conceptually — through figure and metaphor, analysis and allegory, and as record and reflection. Facing ongoing human conflict and impending climate catastrophe, the reality or representation of trees can offer solace and space — for the necessity of talking and listening.
Image: Alex Lukas, Detail from “Tree Graffiti” 2018. Acrylic and screen unique prints on paper; 19 x 13 inches each