DOUG DEWITT, BORROWED HARMONY

Mounted on display at the Evanston Art Center hangs Doug Dewitt’s piece, Borrowed Harmony. What I found intriguing about the piece is that it reflects two parts: the forefront display and the foundation of the piece. Dewitts use of texture and material make for a contrasting yet harmonious artwork. The fluidity of the markings on the EPDM rubber portray a sense of playfulness and whimsical touch. While the rustic, firm, foundation of the piece literally nails down this act of play. Though these elements don’t seem to complement each other, the way they interact makes for a borrowed harmony. I think the title perfectly complements what the artist is trying to convey, the harmony is unconventional (in the sense of the word) however harmonious all the same.

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Isabel Donnelly
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