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February 7 - March 5
The paintings in Serious Whimsy attempt to investigate the often tenuous and complicated relationship between the ‘decorative’ and abstract painting. Using the Rococo art movement as a point of reference, artist Scott Cumberland combines decorative patterning with his continued interest in the ribbon motif. his intention is to tease out concepts associated with the Rococo: elaborate ornamentation, theatrical design, levity, and indulgence. Ultimately, they are serious paintings about whimsy.