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'Mission Infinite & the Possibility of Art'

When: Oct. 9-31 2015

“Reinvention” is a word that gets bandied about a fair deal — something to do with the American Dream and capitalism, perhaps. It's refreshing, then, to see a gallery show whose heart lies in creative applications of familiar materials and processes, with subtlety and grace. To this end, the Walker Contemporary in Waitsfield brings together six nationally exhibited artists: John Dempcy, Valerie Hammond, Kazuo Kadonaga, Steve Hollinger, Casey Roberts and Mark Chatterley. From dropping painting on a wet surface (Dempcy) to combining collage and cyanotype prints (Roberts) to moon-textured, totemic clay forms with animal heads (Chatterley), “Mission Infinite” is a quiet celebration of artists’ endless tinkering. Curator Stephanie Walker comments, “I feel like art makes everything possible by opening our eyes and our minds, and the way these artists have taken their media and pushed it to a new place are all stunning examples of that.”

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