The current exhibition at the Kingston Gallery, Now That We Have Only This by artist Susan G. Emmerson, evokes feelings of loss and devastation through beautifully intricate assemblages created from Tyvek, paper and other non-traditional materials. These works highlight the rising number of natural and human created disasters, while still focusing on the personal impact of such events.
In one such piece titled Back Stoop, Emmerson is able to capture the essence of small town community through the inclusion of implied architectural elements and bits of domestic ephemera. The assemblage works are balanced by sophisticated paintings and drawings also evoking the loss of home, community and one’s general sense of safety.
In the project space are photographs by Mary Lang titled Wild Beauty: Photographs from Scotland. These magical landscapes depict an untamed and rugged beauty. Evoking mythological tales through their vastness and mystery, Lang provides a space for escape from the chaos and unease of our daily existence.
Susan G. Emmerson: Now That We Have Only This is on view in the Kingston Main and Center Galleries, and Mary Lang: Wild Beauty: Photographs from Scotland is on view in the Kingston Project Space through May 27, 2018.