In "Nightboxes", Ward Sanders, presents a series of boxes, that are different sizes with instruments and objects placed within them, that visually respond to unpleasant subject matter: death, dying and the passage of time in various manifestations (despair, sorrow, depression, fear, displacement, absurdity, extinction, grief, chance, etc.) The work was inspired by Theodore Gericault’s painting Raft of the Medusa. The painting is moving in its dichotomous horror of subject and yet beauty of object. There is irony in the challenge to make beautiful objects about dreadful subject matter, but the subjects do bond us all in their reality and unavoidable place in our lives.
Saturday, October 20, 2018 to Wednesday, November 21, 2018