When: Sat., Aug. 12, 6-8 p.m. 2017
An exhibition of new planks and outdoor sculpture. Middlebrook’s planks (from either vertical or horizontal cross sections of trees) bridge divides between painting and sculpture, surface and ornament, and point abstraction back to its roots in naturally occurring pattern. His paintings progress radially and radiantly, mimicking their biological substrate. They reference emergent processes like honeycombs, crystal lattices, the buildup of meander scars in a changing watercourse, and of course the growth of the trees themselves. A pair of new steel sculptures extrudes line into three dimensions and returns it outdoors.