Fran Bull, installation view of “STATIONS,” 2014

Fran Bull

Rutland, Vermont

Chaffee Downtown and Castleton Downtown Gallery

“STATIONS,” Fran Bull’s recent, dual venue exhibition, featured gigantic, wall-hung tableaux of figures rendered in high relief, along with one floor piece. Her dreamers, wrapped in white Venetian plaster bedclothes, represent iconic expositions of ourselves, draped in mystery, with as much hidden as revealed. Har­ken­ing back to the Stations of the Cross, each tableau recounts an incident in a secular life journey. Bull’s figures entwine and rise from their sleeping positions to gesture into space while still remaining fixed to their plinths. Most have open mouths, and one can almost hear their silent, slumbering voices beginning to awaken. …see the entire review in the print version of July/August’s Sculpture magazine.