MAY BRITTON, DIANA CARAMAT, LAUREL LUKASZEWSKI, SAYAKA SUZUKI
The apparition of these faces in the crowd;Petals on a wet, black bough. – In a Station of the Metro by Ezra Pound(American, 1885 – 1972)
Working in diverse media and with emphasis on form, the artistic efforts of May Britton, Diana Caramat, Laurel Lukaszewski and Sayaka Suzuki, manifest as sculptures and sculpture based installations, all of which have been imbued with nature and informed by Eastern cultures.
Like the works in this exhibition, the haiku-like poem, “In a Station of the Metro,” was also informed by the East. Evoking a sense of mystery while eliciting thoughts of delicate beauty against a backdrop of bleakness, the poem’s imagery served as inspiration for the artists. Just as the poem’s seemingly unrelated imagery melds into a single expression, so do the creative endeavors of Britton, Caramat, Lukaszewski, and Suzuki; much like petals forming a single flower.