Bound: Archer Dougherty Solo Exhibition

Opening Re ception: Saturday February 16, 2013, 6-10 pm
Exhibition Dates: February 16- March 9, 2013
Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 10am - 6pm

Mo dern Eden is pleased to announce “Bound”, a solo exhibition by Archer Dougherty. This new series of drawings and paintings explores the meani ngs and associations of the word, "Bound". Through Dougherty’s colorful and imaginative works, the viewer is faced with what ties us to places, people, and things. While investigating the se ideas, the artist found herself digging deeper into the concept and “Bound” became an unexpected journey of growth.

From the Artist: "Bound" became not a show title, but an experience. I became more free with my experimentation, gave myself up to exploration; I became infatuated with trying multiple surfaces and techniques, not to be 'bound' by one or the other. 'Binding" relationships between characters, or the specific lack thereof, became a focal point. I have discovered so many things about myself working on this show, uncovering wells of emotion and spiritual depth, and am eager to keep moving forward on this untrodden path.

Archer Dougherty grew up in Albuquerque, and studied every single medium but painting at the University of New Mexico. She took as much drawing as she could but her figurative tendencies were not popular with the generational abstract professors, and consequently she was never encouraged in her development as a draftsperson. Drawing was a means to an end, not a finished product of itself. She finished school with a degree in three-dimensional media. Archer is currently hard at work developing her long overdue figurative training and painting techniques, while drawing and painting for shows across the globe.

The opening reception for "Bound” will be held at Modern Eden Gallery on Saturday, February 16th from 6-10pm. The exhibition will be on display through March 9, 2013 and is free and open to the public. Complimentary beverages will be served by Three Wishes and Rolling Rock. There will be live music provided by Brendan Johnson during the opening. Featured artist, Archer Dougherty will be in attendance.

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