|“THE ELEGANT FORM: UTILITY, RITUAL AND PRESTIGE”
Historic Ethnographic Art for Contemporary Spaces
OPENS FRIDAY, DECEMBER 1
Moremen Moloney Contemporary is pleased to present “The Elegant Form” in collaboration with Douglas Dawson Gallery. Located In Chicago, the Gallery has specialized in ancient and historic tribal art since 1983. Over the past thirty years the gallery has placed important ethnographic art in most major American museums and in many private collections in the greater Chicago area and around the nation. The owners of the gallery, Douglas Dawson and Wallace Bowling,are bringing a curated selection of their collection to Moremen Moloney Gallery for a beautiful show and sale opening on December 1.
FROM DOUGLAS DAWSON:
“Why should we, today, look and consider ethnographic art? We should because it broadens our own cultural and aesthetic horizon. We live in an amazing time when we can visually experience the entire spectrum of human artistic achievement. No opportunity like this has ever existed before. Tribal art can help us understand much about the art of our day and illustrate how others maneuvered the complexities of life. But perhaps the most important and simplest reason it is beautiful, interesting and thought provoking!”
Opening Reception: Friday, December 1, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
with remarks by Douglas Dawson: 7:00 PM
Saturday, December 2, with Douglas Dawson and Wallace Bowling: 1-5 PM
Through January 13, 2018
Gallery will be closed for installation until Dec 1 except by appointment
939 E Washington St.