House and Home Fenimore Asset Gallery, Proctors Theater, Schenectady, NY July 17 - August 17, 2009
The expression "house and home" conjures associations of traditional domestic comforts, but the modern view of comfort – domestic and otherwise – encourages more complex relationships between ourselves and the world around us. In works that involve methodical precision, Jennifer Hunold and Michael Millspaugh present multiple views of such comforts ranging from the idealistic to the simplistic.
The use of traditional craft materials and methods in the work by both artists implies a close relationship with the tactile experience of home. The intricate renderings also hint at the personalities both artists, juxtaposing their visions of the domestic realm; not just in the way they hope to live, but of the idealized lifestyle they encourage all of us to consider.