Artists Reception: Saturday, October 25 from 3pm to 5pm
Exhibition runs through December 12, 2014.
Through commitment, perseverance and time, each of artist has found her artistic voice. The subjects and mediums vary, but as a group, the artists’ life experiences have led them to embrace innovation, evolve and take risks in their studios. They are women at the height of their careers with vision and passion that has intensified over years of accumulated experience. Time has given them permission and the gift to deeply explore their art forms.
Botanical Illustration, Art History and Anthropology influence Pam’s nature-based work. Paintings, drawings, sculpture of botanic imagery are conceptually based on the deconstruction of relationships, events and personal moments. In this examination of the relationships between people, plants and place she strives to weave the strings of art and agriculture, myth and magic, and healing and hurting into an inquisitive organic whole.
Lescault’s ceramic sculptures evoke the organic and the sensual, working improvisationally she freely combines elements from nature, using imagery from the ocean depths, the detritus of the forest floor, and microscopic life. The intent is to create work that can be simultaneously sensual and scientific, beautiful and ominous.
Rendered in the style of fairytale illustration Ellen Cornett’s pastels explore themes of alienation, conflict, loss and relationships gone awry. The work creates a sense of disquiet with unlikely actors doing unnatural things, and inhabiting ambiguous spaces.
Gloria Chapa is a renaissance woman whose artwork is highly influenced by over 50 years of observation through the lens of mathematical, scientific, matriarchal, and multi-ethnic cultures. The work reveals a number of her life’s influences as they trigger the imagination of the artist, marrying divergent elements into a cohesive mass consensual hallucination.
I’m after a spark, an engagement, between the person looking and the art. Enveloped in a sound aura of beltway and climate control humming, White Noise, is a surprising new installation by Claudia Vess. The viewer enters an ethereal habitat of molded packing forms that hovers over a raised quilt of hubcaps.
- Monday – Friday: 8:30am to 5pm
Harmony Hall Regional Center is located at 10701 Livingston Road, Fort Washington. For more information contact Liz Lescault at [email protected] or call 301-772-9340.