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Clerestory

Laney Contemporary is pleased to announce our Summer 2020 group exhibition entitled Clerestory, featuring artists Abel Macias, Ben Tollefson, Betsy Cain, Hasani Sahlele, Katherine Sandoz, Namwon Choi, and Trish Andersen. Clerestory windows, found high above eye level, at the highest level in a building, allow for brilliant color, light, and fresh air to flood in. They open up and amplify enclosed spaces. Rainbows of light enter and swirl around a previously darkened space. They can be understood as metaphors for enlightenment and truth. The word ‘story’ hidden in clerestory also connects with narrative; to tell one’s story is to bring light and color to a dark space. Color, in the form of paint, stain, brush, gouache, tincture, fiber, or luminosity – to name a few – is essential to the works gathered in Clerestory.

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