A Second Look: June 5 – September 9
Opening Reception on June 11, 5:30-7pm
Forsyth Gallery, Texas A&M University
This exhibition juxtaposes traditional paintings from the Forsyth Galleries’ collections with responses to those works by area artists. Working in various media, the artists invite viewers to see the “conventional” works in innovative ways, while introducing refreshed interpretations of medium, theme and subject.
In this exhibition I created an interactive piece based on “A Texas Cotton Field,” a 1960s painting by Arthur Weaver.
“Weaver’s piece reflects on a cotton industry that is still thriving today, reminding us of the fine line a civil war, an industry’s exploitation of labor and a country’s newfound morality through the Emancipation Proclamation,” said Finch. “It is an important reminder in American history, a complex tapestry that is still being sewn today. “
Finch’s piece simulates how spools of thread are created when visitors turn two circular objects that spool a strand of cotton.