The Sympathy Of All Things
Johanna Baruch and Zen Du
May 27 - July 2
Ron Collins Gallery
Reception: June 10, 5-7 pm
The Sympathy Of All Things, a two-person exhibition with Artist Members Johanna
Baruch and Zen Du. Baruch’s paintings and Zen Du’s sculpture present diverse perspectives,
through personal inspiration and use of materials.
Zen Du finds beauty in the ordinary and with this new series of sculptures investigates
the ubiquitous nature of consumer culture. Often using cast-off, throw-away materials,
she creates new objects that move beyond the ordinary and into the realm of beauty.
Johanna Baruch creates paintings inspired by the science and mystery of the cosmos.
Says Baruch "When I first saw the photographs taken by the Hubble Space Telescope,
something profound shifted inside of me – as if I had suddenly found something I
knew intimately, yet didn’t know I had lost. The pictures of deep space beckoned
to me…. The beauty, color and movement, the astonishing science and ultimate mystery
of the cosmos were like songs that called to be sung. And so I did, through paint."