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Akus Gallery Presents Wayfinding Exhibition

Written by Dwight Bachman


Wayfinding JOBANI Intrusive Landscapes.JPG


Intrusive Landscapes, 2009

Itamar Jobani (born 1980)

plywood, 66.5" x 45" x 8"     

Created exclusively for the Gallery at Le Poisson Rouge

Photo by Andrew Vomhof


Willimantic, Conn. - The Akus Gallery at Eastern Connecticut State University will present the exhibition, "Wayfinding," which opens on Oct. 15 with a reception on Oct. 22 from 4 to 7 p.m. in the gallery.  The exhibition runs through Nov. 25. The public is invited.  Admission is free. 

Seven artists in "Wayfinding" include Janice Caswell, Itamar Jobani, Tenzin Wangchuk, Yvonne Jacquette, Nina Katchadourian, Joyce Kozloff and Sandy Litchfield.   "These seven artists explore where we are in the world physically, politically, culturally or spiritually, and then map or chart their experience visually," said Gallery Director Elizabeth Peterson. "They use disparate methods and materials - some ancient such as the hand ground and tinted marble dust sand paintings of Tenzin Wangchuk, and some contemporary techniques such as topographical map-like plywood and cardboard constructs of Itamar Jobani.  All act as 'cartographers' of memory and experience," said Peterson.

The Akus Gallery is located in the lower level of Shafer Hall at the corner of Windham and Valley Streets in Willimantic.  Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays; 1 to 7 p.m. on Thursday; and 2 to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.  For more information regarding this and other exhibitions at Akus Gallery, please call (860) 465-4659 or visit on the web at


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