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Raborn reflects on Italy, at Boswell Mourot DATE CHANGE

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click to enlarge Laura Raborn, "Before Us A Place," at Boswell Mourot.
  • Laura Raborn, "Before Us A Place," at Boswell Mourot.

It's a fleeting show, so don't put it off: "An Italy Experience: Reflections on the Past and Present," figurative work by Laura Raborn, is at Boswell Mourot Fine Art Feb. 28 through March 5 March 21-April 2.  

About the exhibition, from the Little Rock artist's website: 

This body of work is an attempt to consider and communicate ideas. Specific themes surfaced repeatedly during my travel research: the passage or suspension of time; the strong influence of history in daily contemporary life; and, visual cues contrasting the ancient with the modern. For example, several paintings examine the presence and participation of inanimate objects ... such as religious relics and sculpture, in contemporary life. 

In Italy, I began to see the omnipresent visual references to history as beacons of light. Details in stonework, in sculpture, in ancient relics and ruins allow the past to shine on contemporary life by guiding us with ancient clues, philosophy and lessons. This body of work examines visual evidence that seems to contrast modern life but actually surrounds, shapes and embodies today’s inhabitants of Italy.

  The show is part of the gallery's "Behind the Curtain" series.

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