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Art Exhibition: Let The Light In
August 7, 2023 at 8:00 am - October 19, 2023 at 7:00 pm
The South Burlington Public Art Gallery is pleased to announce a new exhibition of paintings, “Let The Light In,” curated by Xandra Ford, who is a student at Essex High School (Class of 2024) and was the South Burlington Public Art Gallery intern in the spring of 2023. The exhibition features the work of four Vermont artists, Liz Hawkes deNiord, Joy Huckins-Noss, Jill Madden, and Julia Purinton. “Let The Light In” explores the effect of light in art. Some of these artists utilize the absence of light, through its shadow or obscurity, to showcase complex emotional themes, while others use the presence of light, through its colors or patterns, to show similar complexity from a different perspective. In these paintings, light may reflect feelings of joy, nostalgia, or comfort, or it may show how darkness can be despair, fear, or melancholia, making us see the world through a more oppressive lens. The work invites the viewer to question how light changes our perception of emotion and the world around us.