Museum of Art

Showing the fragility

A creation of David Katz in his show "Flextime,'' at the Museum of Art at the University of New Hampshire (in Durham), through Nov. 7. The show is a collaboration between the museum and 3S Artspace, in nearby Portsmouth.    

A creation of David Katz in his show "Flextime,'' at the Museum of Art at the University of New Hampshire (in Durham), through Nov. 7. The show is a collaboration between the museum and 3S Artspace, in nearby Portsmouth.

 

In his site-specific works, sculptor and ceramicist Katz, in the museum's words,  "exploits the properties of wet clay to create complex web-like installations that push and pull against architectural elements, constructed spaces, and scaffolding. As the clay dries, cracks develop, exposing the fragile nature of the structural systems.''

''Experience' is simply the name we give our mistakes'

  Mawikere

"I'm Sorry'' (photos), by KAREN MAWIKERE, at the "BA & BFA Exhibition and MFA Thesis Exhibit'' now at the Museum of Art at the University of New Hampshire, in Durham.

Her photos, say the museum, "express her experience with both anxiety and depression.''

That reminds me of 40 years ago, before the new psychotropic drugs took over, of a high-end psychiatrist in Cambridge, Mass. (no, not mine) repeatedly corrected a friend of mine, who went on to some fame in work, when the patient said he was "depressed.''

"No, no, no,'' replied the shrink. "You're anxious!''

Which might have made him more of both for a while.

-- Robert Whitcomb