Sacred Structures opens August 21 at Kleinert

Kenro Izu, India, 2012, Platinum-Pallium Print, 24 x 36 in.

Tony Moore, Injustice of Silence (detail), 2017, wood-fired ceramic, porcelain, glass, steel, 63 x 25 x 25 in.

The Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild will present “Sacred Structures,” a two-person exhibition of works by Tony Moore and Kenro Izu, on view at the Kleinert/James Center for the Arts from August 21 through October 3. The two artists investigate the architectonic form in their respective mediums, Tony Moore with sculpture and Kenro Izu with photography.

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The notion of house as shelter has become acutely significant in the current climate of the Covid-19 pandemic. The lockdowns endured in many countries made many homes also double as places of work. This exhibition showcases the creative response of two artists to the theme of the house, contrasting the quiet serenity and a sense of “peace on Earth” that Izu finds with his lens against the deconstructivist energy in Moore’s clay sculptures.

The opening of the exhibition will take place on Saturday, August 21 from 3 to 5 p.m. The artists, along with curator Osi Audu, will be at the gallery to meet the public and discuss the works on view. No food or beverages will be served.

Join exhibition curator Audu in the gallery for a walk-through and in-depth talk on “Sacred Structures” and the architectonic form of sculptures by Moore and photography by Izu on Friday, August 27 at 2 p.m.

The Kleinert/James Center for the Arts is located at 36 Tinker Street in Woodstock. Gallery hours are Friday through Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.