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Fragmentation and Integration

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Editorial Review


By Michael O’Sullivan
Friday, March 8, 2013

Formal considerations -- how a work of art is put together -- are front and center in “Fragmentation and Integration,” a two-person exhibition opening Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Morton Fine Art. The show features the abstractions of G.A. Gardner and Andrei Petrov, two artists whose manipulations of surface, pattern and scale explore the tension between coming together and falling apart.

But form also can convey a deeper meaning, as in the case of Gardner’s organic images, which the artist says are about the theme of memory and forgetting.