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Design Through Destruction


Denny Bales

The natural arabesques found within a slab of wood can both confound and delight the human eye. Alongside Denny Bales’ visual grammar, these pre-existing grains and patterns begin to yield an optical illusion. His work—comprised simply of wood, paint, and pyrography—combines antiquated textile patterns with a contemporary visual language. Equally interwoven and psychedelic, his kaleidoscopic wooden tapestries offer a counterpoint to the existing melodies and refrains found in wood.

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Opening Reception
February 16, 2019
5-8 PM

Earlier Event: December 14
Ask the Dust
Later Event: March 9
Marina Silva Studio