Reception: Saturday, February 10 from 5pm to 7pm
Helicon: river, mountain and home to the Muses. Seamus Heaney’s poem inspired this series of abstract paintings made of poured, gestural layers of color and transparent washes on canvas.
Now, to pry into roots, to finger slime,
To stare, big-eyed Narcissus, into some spring
Is beneath all adult dignity. I rhyme
To see myself, to set the darkness echoing.
The Space In Between
Jean Jinho Kim
By starting with inorganic, man-made materials, Jean Jinho Kim can imagine their potential to be reshaped and repurposed into dynamic forms. The artist uses a combination of various objects that are common and familiar within a given space to create new arrangements transformed from static to transitional. The flow of thought can also be traced in the opposite direction where the familiar objects are first identified and then expanded into the full, encompassing work.
A Better Climate
Lois Kampinsky’s exhibition features the sites of Spain experienced during her year there. Bold colors and sharp line define the lively atmosphere in Barcelona and around Catalonia, from food, to architecture, to people.
Artist Talk: Saturday, February 17, 4-6 pm
Jennifer Duncan & Joy Every
In their first exhibit as new members of Studio Gallery, both Jennifer Duncan and Joy Every have selected work that features investigations into the way the artists see and absorb nature, whether as small as a plant, a bit of design in ice or as large as a sea or mountain scape. Their interpretations of these landscapes through use of color, size distortion, composition and exploration of materials showcases their unique visions of the nature at hand.
In her current mixed-media work, Joy starts each piece with a photographic snapshot, allowing her to play with the concepts of time and memory until the resulting mixed media imagery emerges as an idealized or metaphorical version of the landscape and its elements.
Jennifer uses a variety of water-media in an intuitive process to create color drenched explorations of the landscape and local flora and fauna. The resulting piece reflects both the forms of the natural world and the emotion elicited by her existence within it.
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