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Kenny Hunter and Julie Roberts: Nothing Lasts Forever

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Editorial Review


By Michael O’Sullivan
Friday, October 26, 2012

The title of Kenny Hunter and Julie Roberts’s exhibition at Connersmith cuts two ways. Loosely built around the theme of childhood, “Nothing Lasts Forever” is both a lament about the inevitability of aging and an expression of hope that the miseries of growing up will, in fact, get better.

The Scottish artists have been friends since meeting at the Glasgow School of Art in 1988. He’s a sculptor, known for uncanny figurative works resembling oversize toys. She’s a painter, whose unsettling subjects have included crime scenes.

Their joint show opens Saturday, with an artists’ talk at 5 p.m. followed by a reception from 6 to 8.