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Square the Circle, an exhibit investigating geometric forms in art and photography, opens Friday, January 13th at the Carl Cherry Center for the Arts. A closing reception for the artists will be held Saturday, February 18th from 3 to 5 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

Curated by Martha Manson, the exhibition includes recent works by Kimm Barnes, Lucas Blok, Mary Buskirk, Annette Corcoran, Ed Corpus, Rick Deragon, Ellen Gust, Mary Hill, Don Hughes, Andrea Johnson, David Ligare, Richard Mayer, Karen Nagano, Joe Aki Ouye, Marcia Perry, Charles Strong , Jerry Takigawa, Pamela Takigawa, Sam Tchakalian, Nina Temple, Amy Thornberry, Irene Tuttle, Jan Wagstaff, Karen Warwick, Chris Winfield, and Robin Winfield.

“The idea of squaring the circle originated, apparently, in Euclidean geometry. It’s a math puzzle, and was also used to symbolize alchemy. It’s also used as a metaphor to indicate attempting an impossible task, and philosophically to see equally in four directions. As a phrase, it covers all the bases,” says Ms. Manson. “Some of the artists here refer directly to geometry in their imagery. Some do not. Regardless, the underlying geometric structure is there. Sculpture seems naturally to make geometric forms visible, sometimes, at least,” she says.

Organized to examine various styles and themes in art and geometry, the exhibit explores the relationship between abstraction and form, the effects of photography on landscapes, and the consideration of materiality in both mediums. The exhibit reflects the complex and ambiguous relationship between humans and math.

Square the Circle can be seen Wednesday through Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. or by appointment through February 18nd, 2023.

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Pictured: “Tomb of Archimedes” – David Ligare

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