Maria Porges

The Arthur Roger Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of recent work by Maria Porges. For the past decade, Porges’ work has explored the interface between image and text, object and language. In Anodyne, she combines found materials with cast and fabricated elements made out of beeswax, glass, metal or wood, in order to pose questions about the complicated relationship between healing and time.

In reference to the title of the show, Porges states that “an anodyne is any substance that relieves pain or diminishes distress. Without offering any definite conclusions, this body of work tries to suggest the process an individual goes through in organizing experiences: what’s worth repeating, what should be avoided. What we learn from, and what we don’t.”