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April 3, 2007

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Water and Art Exhibit at Foster Gallery, Dedham, MA

March 26, 2007 - April 27, 2007

Lecture and Gallery Talk
Friday, April 6, 2007
8:00 - 8:30 am
Noble and Greenough School's Foster Gallery
10 Campus Drive
Dedham, MA 02026

For Mags Harries and Lajos Héder, water becomes a sculptural medium capable of visual alchemy: transforming space; galvanizing memory; and prompting consideration of its sustainability as a resource.  Harries and Héder’s installation Waterways at the Foster Gallery combines the projection piece "The River;” a video piece with ball and net; and "Winding Down the Charles River," a giant, 550-pound ball of string the length of the Charles.  While these three works reflect the fluidity and power of water, "Displacement 2050," a massive block of ice melting slowly over the course of the installation, forces viewers to confront the mutability of water and the larger ramifications of global warming.