Weekend Pick: Bethany Krull Sculpture Opening at Meadows Museum

A piece from the series “Dominance and Affection” by Reading, Pa.-based artist Bethany Krull. Krull’s work will be on display at Meadows Museum of Art August 21-November 6.

It’s been an amazing couple of years for Meadows Museum of Art at Centenary College. As an art lover, I’ve personally been wowed again and again by exhibits like Andy Warhol’s polaroids, “Visions and Visionaries” by David Holcombe, “Copley to Warhol: 200 Years of American Art,” and Bennett Sewell’s kick-ass “It’s What You Make of It.” Diane Dufilho and her staff at the museum are on a roll. From the looks of things, that winning streak will resume 1 p.m.-4 p.m., Sunday, August 21, as the Meadows Museum of Art opens two complementary exhibits: Bethany Krull’s “Selected Ceramic Works from the Series ‘Dominance and Affection’, ‘Signal’ and ‘In Servitude’” and Dr. Ed Leuck’s “Species in Crisis: Endangered Flora.”

Both exhibits tackle the topic of how humans relate to and interact with the natural world. I’m most excited about Krull’s sculptures, which are porcelain and cast bronze meditations on the relationships between human “owners” and the pets we say we love. Take a look at the “Dominance and Affection” series on her website. It’s pointed, powerful stuff.

Dr. Ed Leuck’s “Species in Crisis: Endangered Flora” is an exhibit of 18 endangered floral specimens collected over a 30-year period by Dr. Ed Leuck and Centenary College students, a very different kind of rumination on the impact humans make on the ecosystem within which we exist.

Swing by Sunday afternoon. There will be air conditioning, art, and coffee – what more could you possibly need?

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