On view virtually through March 10, 2021.
NADA by Linda Bankerd (virtual solo exhibition)
“This collection of recent work is almost entirely abstract, or to be more accurate, it is about 98% non-representational. Even though line, color, shape and form come together and feelings of exuberance or a sense of mystery are evident, it really is about nothing in particular, hence the title Nada which means “nothing” in Spanish.”
Mass Balance: Endgame by Gale Wallar (virtual solo exhibition)
“In art terminology, MASS refers to a three dimensional form that stands out from surrounding space because of value, color or texture.
BALANCE refers to the equal weight or attention of forms in a composition that contribute to visual unity.
MASS BALANCE, defined in glacier terminology, refers to a measure of the change in mass of a glacier; the balance between accumulation (growth) and ablation (loss) in a glacier system.
Mountains have dominated my landscape paintings for many years because of their visual and spiritual appeal, as well as an existential dimension. Across the globe, climate change and rising temperatures in the mountains imperil the source of precious water as the glaciers recede and are on track to disappear.
This body of work has a compositional and thematic focus on the upper regions of mountains, in the snow accumulation zones. This is where compressed snow and ice form the glaciers that eventually feed the rivers and creeks. Water is life.
Myths of Creation by Steve Wanna (virtual solo exhibition)
“Joseph Campbell describes the role of mythology in human culture as something that helps us define our place in the world, both on the micro and macro levels. Myths of creation and origin are common to all cultures. As our awareness of the world and the cosmos has grown, many of the world’s old myths have become inadequate. For me, science offers the ground for a new mythology for the modern world, helping us navigate and find our place in the cosmos, sometimes quite literally.
Each work in the Myths of Creation series is a record of a unique event, an instant of time, forever frozen. The series is inspired by images from NASA’s Hubble Telescope of cosmic events like supernovae: what we see are records of ancient events that occurred eons ago but still have impact and immediacy. I wanted to capture that feeling: each work is made by exploding various materials onto a prepared board. The resulting explosion becomes the work—each piece is a record of the very instant of its creation. The titles reflect this as they bare the date and exact time of the event. The works are fixed in cast resin, which adds a stunning visual dimension, and enhances the sense of these works as frozen moments of time, records of specific, cataclysmic events.”
Check out actual exhibits at https://www.touchstonegallery.com/exhibits.