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Huguette Despault May

drawings/photography
April 5–May 15

The Hawser Series

From Left to Right: Snag, 2011, archival ink jet print mounted on brushed aluminum, 16 x 22 inches • Tumult, 2009, charcoal on paper, 50 x 38 inches • Core to Core, 2010, charcoal on paper, 75 x 38 inches

Huguette May took four years to complete The Hawser Series after receiving a python-sized object by the last master rope maker in New Bedford, John E. Ruggles in 2006. Using charcoal on heavy weight Stonehenge paper of 50 x 38 inches, May’s vision can be safely described as sweepingly dramatic and her handling of materials as virtuosic.

The Hawser Series, consisting of twelve drawings, is a conceptual and perceptual tour-de-force that experientially takes the viewer through richly layered intellectual, emotional and psychic currents that almost have Shakespearean dimensions, so cunningly interwoven and layered.

Sarratt Gallery is pleased to exhibit the series and May’s archival prints with John Ruggles original rope on exhibit.

Gallery Talk:
Friday, April 5 • 5 p.m.
Reception following to 6:30 p.m.