Each of the combinations is an exercise in active knowing. They are so small that to apprehend them at all you are required to make them the only thing in your field of view. They passively await your approach, but actively insist that you must consider each without a thought of whatever else is going on in the room. For a few minutes you are under Hart's direction, thinking about what she wants you to think about. She has your attention.
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"LEXICON: DIPTYCH OIL PAINTINGS" | works by Mary Hart | through May 31 | at Aucocisco Gallery, 89 Exchange St, Portland | 207.775.2222
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