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So To Speak A Thesis Exhibition by H. Grace Boyle

Then and Now and Then, (detail), 2023.

Statuario marble, graphite, chains, clock weights,

Dimensions variable, Clock dimensions 16 x 8 x 5 in.

So To Speak

The U.N.O. Gallery is pleased to present So To Speak, the M.F.A. thesis exhibition of H. Grace

Boyle. In unexpected ways, Boyle transforms marble, found objects and other materials into

quiet, multi-layered assemblages. Spanning the doleful to the comic, these enigmatic

sculptures explore the passage of time, both presence and absence, and the potential to find

humor even in the darkest moments. This suite of works fosters a sense of curiosity and coaxes

viewers to lose themselves in a world of wonder.

The exhibition will be on display from May 14 through June 4, 2023, with an opening reception

Saturday May 13, from 6:00 - 9:00 pm. The exhibition is free and open to the public.

Refreshments will be provided. The artist will discuss her work on Sunday, June 4 at 6:00 pm,

with a closing reception to follow. Gallery hours are Saturdays and Sundays, 12:00 - 5:00 pm.

Born, raised, and educated in New Orleans, Boyle’s preferred method of creating is sculpting,

with her favored material being marble. She currently teaches beginning and intermediate

sculpture at the University of New Orleans. In 2021, she was awarded the New Roads

Scholarship from the Carving Studio and Sculpture Center in Vermont. She has shown work at

The Front, Good Children Gallery, and the Contemporary Arts Center in New Orleans, LA. She

has participated in ArtPrize and ArtFields competitions. Boyle has created three public

sculptures which are located in Kenner, LA.

Viewing the exhibition by appointment outside of normal gallery hours is welcome. Please

contact the artist at:, (504) 351-9187.

For additional information on the artist, please visit her website: www.hgraceboyle.comWay Through, 2023. oil on canvas.

Abacus, (detail), 2023.

Found objects, recycled wood, glass beads, gold leaf, monofilament,


69 x 44 x 16 in.

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