Twin Kittens
August 21, 2010 | This Is A Momentary Spectacle

TWIN KITTENS presents This Is A Momentary Spectacle, an exhibition of new works by Denton Crawford.

Exhibition Dates: Aug. 21st - Sep. 11th
Opening Reception: Sat. Aug. 21st 7-10pm
Westside Art Walk: Sat. Aug. 21st, 11am-5pm
AGA City Wide Gallery Event: Sat. Aug. 21st, 10am-10pm
Artist Talk: Sat. Sep. 11th at 2pm

Twin Kittens will present a solo exhibition of artist, Denton Crawford, August 21st - September 11th at the gallery in the 1016 Lofts, near the corner of 10th & Howell Mill. This exhibition will be in conjunction with the Westside Art Walk on Sat. Aug. 21st, 11-5 p.m.and the AGA City Wide Gallery event from 10a.m.-10p.m.; a reception in the gallery will follow from 7-10 p.m that evening. The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public. From Aug. 21st - Sept. 11th works can be viewed Wednesday - Saturday 11a.m. - 5 p.m. and all other viewing is by appointment only.

Denton Crawford’s most recent installation explores the ideas of philosophers and writers such as Blaise Pascal, H.P. Lovecraft and Joseph Campbell. The drawings, paintings, and constructions investigate the middle ground where the disparities of these philosophies can be amalgamated and perhaps reconciled, or at the very least debated. When asked about these explorations Denton shared,

Generally speaking, my work pairs the physical nature of our existence with our speculation of various metaphysical states of being. I utilize themes such as nature, light, spectacle, dimension, and time to investigate and represent the idea of a ubiquitous consciousness – which may or may not simply pass in and out of existence in the vastness of an infinitely seething cosmos.

Or to quote some of these formable influences;

For in fact what is man in nature? A Nothing in comparison with the Infinite, an All in comparison with the Nothing, a mean between nothing and everything. Since he is infinitely removed from comprehending the extremes, the end of things and their beginning are hopelessly hidden from him in an impenetrable secret, he is equally incapable of seeing the Nothing from which he was made, and the Infinite in which he is swallowed up. – Blaise Pascal

Tug on anything at all and you’ll find it connected to everything else in the universe. – John Muir

The cosmos is simply a perpetual rearrangement of electrons which is constantly seething as it always has been and always will be. Our tiny globe and puny thoughts are but one momentary incident in its eternal mutation; so that the life, aims, and thoughts of mankind are of the utmost triviality and ridiculousness. – H.P. Lovecraft

Denton Crawford Biography:
Denton Crawford was born in Ft. Leanard Wood, MO. Being an army brat, he spent most of his childhood and adolescence between the southeastern United States, Germany and England. He began drawing around the age of twelve and continued through college, where he soon focused on the figure as a means to explore the complexities and nuances of our existence. He finds inspiration in the awesome power of nature, the human mind, and the mystery of the unexplained.

He currently lives in Athens, GA. with his wife and son.

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