The public is invited to an opening reception Friday May 4th, 5-8 p.m. for a show entitled “A Murder of Crows” at Åarhus Gallery in Belfast. The show runs May 3rd through the 27th.
It may have taken a congress of baboons to come up with ‘murder’ as the collective noun for a flock of crows, but knowing how congress can act like a colony of vultures at times, it’s not surprising. What also may not be surprising is the range of interpretations the precocious crow can elicit, which is likely why they’ve found a place in myth, magic and folklore for centuries now. Indeed crows are intelligent, social creatures, often displaying more sense than some of us, and family values as strong as any warren of wild turkeys. Is all this why Åarhus is doing a show on crows? You bet your blackbird they say! Not to mention it could look really great with a murder of crows on those big white gallery walls.
Featured artists include; Susan Amons, kdb-Karen Dominguez, Sallie Findlay, Stephen Florimbi, Mia Kanazawa, Mark Kelly, Mark Kindschi, Elena Kubler, A. C . Kulik, Richard Mann, Holly Meade, Ivan Rasmussen, Rebekah Raye, Abbie Read, Wesley Reddick, Willy Reddick, and Susan Webster. FMI call 338-0001 or visit aarhusgallery.com where a slideshow of the current works is available.