Thursday, January 15, 2015

Review: Contemplative, Culture-Crossing Eork in “Geometric Aljamía,” at Zuckerman Gallery

By Donna Mintz
Reni Gower: Papercuts: white/copper, white/emerald, white/cobalt. Acrylic on hand-cut paper. (Photo by Mike Jensen)
GEORGIA---"Geometric Aljamía: A Cultural Transliteration" transforms the Malinda Jolley Mortin Gallery of Kennesaw State University’s Bernard A. Zuckerman Museum into a place of quiet, and sometimes disconcerting, beauty. (Open through February 21.) The exhibition’s title is instructive. The very idea of transliteration, the linguistic term for letters or words made from a different alphabet or language, is critical to understanding this show of work by six artists with multicultural backgrounds. [link]

Gower painted the backs of her papercuts in colors that cast intricate shadows.