Opening Reception: Friday, May 5 from 6pm to 8:30pm
Encore Reception/Meet the Artist: Saturday, May 20 from 1pm to 3pm
Touchstone Gallery Member Show
Connect/Disconnect 2 by Marcia Coppel
“Talk to Each Other. We don’t have Wi-Fi. ” This was a sign in an outdoor cafe in San Miguel de Allende, MX.
Connect/Disconnect 2 is about communication and the lack of it in our contemporary culture. I explore this imaginatively in my Touchstone Gallery exhibition, using whimsy and rich color.
Some of the people are talking to each other in cafes and at the beach. Others are in their own worlds, floating in the air as well as sitting under umbrellas. Some are seated in a group with no interaction. Although I don’t show people on iPhones, they have an unspoken presence.
As a former speech pathologist, lack of communication bothers me. I like to observe people interacting in cafes and on the beach in Mexico and in the USA but now I only see glimmers of connection.
275 Stripes by Jeanne Garant
“I love to work in many different mediums- painting, printmaking and encaustics. While thinking about my next exhibit at Touchstone Gallery, it was necessary to review my past exhibits and concentrate on the consistent elements in my work. A black & white stripe often found a place in my work, it became my signature image.
For this exhibit, I decided to paint the humble stripe, lots of stripes. Varying the width & color produced a serene kind of rhythm. Square canvases, long thin wood panels and works on paper demonstrate the success variety is to the stripe.
This series was challenging, rewarding and fun to do. This is my love affair with Stripes.” — Jeanne Garant
Jeanne Garant has been a resident artist at the Torpedo Factory Art Center in Alexandria, VA for 35 years. Jeanne rejoined Touchstone Gallery two years ago after an eight year hiatus, and this is her fourth Solo exhibit at Touchstone. Jeanne’s works are featured in Yale University Prints & Drawing collection, in Embassy and State Department consulates in many foreign countries, and in numerous private collections. She now works in her home studio in Arlington, VA. Jeanne’s cat Scully, named after Sean Scully, is a constant companion in her studio.
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