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houses_gamble_2A mixed media installation by Helen Gamble ’77, entitled “Houses” will open in the Nesto Gallery on Friday, May 10. The exhibit will run through May 31, 2002.

Helen’s trio of waxed paper houses sewn together with dental floss, floats above the floor, moving as one moves around them. They have no doors or windows and light flows through, but the interiors remain unrevealed. Helen uses a form that “evokes the clapboard houses of New England because (she) grew up in these buildings. Compositionally they are strong, practical, minimal and beautiful. Symbolically they speak of tradition, isolation, shelter, family and status.” Helen hopes that “the poetry of this form in combination with the fragility of the materials she used will lead viewers to re-examine their assumptions about objects and ideas in our lives which, through familiarity, have almost ceased to exist.”

The Nesto will host an opening reception on Friday, May 10, 2002 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
The Nesto Gallery is located in the lower level of the Science Building on the campus of Milton Academy. Hours are weekdays from 8:30 to 3:30 and by appointment. For more information, please contact Maggie Stark at (617) 898-2356 or (617) 698-4352.