Susan Bennerstrom & Evelyn Woods

Bennerstrom's oils of houses, hallways, and empty beds suggest Edward Hopper. But, even though emptied of people, they have a luminous quality. These domestic scenes are devoid of domestic life. All that's left are the window-lit hallways and stairs, the chairs and sinks that we daily handle without even seeing. The series is called Night and Day; whether the glow comes from moonlight or sun isn't always clear. Much darker are the charcoal still lifes of Evelyn Woods. The objects of her Lost and Found appear as if cluttered and stacked in closets: automobile headlamps, broken umbrellas, bicycle parts, garden hose reels, an old pair of eyeglasses, and other mundane objects. They're forlorn. Like the enclosures of Bennerstrom, Woods' tokens seem to have been abandoned by human hands. Also on view: recent work by Mark Meyer and Barbara Noah. BRIAN MILLER

Thu., Nov. 4, 6 p.m.; Tuesdays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Starts: Nov. 4. Continues through Nov. 27, 2010

 
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