May 2019 Exhibitions at Studio Gallery

By Editorial Team on April 30, 2019

Fri, 03 May 2019 - Sat, 25 May 2019

Border Crossing, Sally Kauffman. Oil on canvas. 48” x 96”. Courtesy of Studio Gallery.
Reception: Friday, May 3 from 6pm to 8pm

Sally Kauffman
Kauffman lends her voice to endangered species who cannot speak for themselves as their natural habitats and migration patterns are being disrupted and protections stripped away. “Jeopardy” is a continuation of the “Catalyzed” series that celebrates the physical and mental strength that empowers the people who make their voices heard during the civil and human rights marches and rallies in Washington, DC.

Kauffman is best known for her abstract yet allusory large-scale paintings. Her gestural brushwork and sensual application of paint give form to distressed butterflies and bees, big cats, exotic animals and sea creatures. The images painted in saturated, flowing oil color on large format canvas entice the viewer to engage in their own narrative. “My paintings exist in the space between abstraction and figuration where amorphous shapes and fluid color reflect my instinctive response to the world around me.”
Curated by Judy Southerland.
Dates: Exhibition Dates: May 1st – May 18th, 2019  |  First Friday Reception: May 3rd, 6-8 pm  |  Closing Reception: May 18th, 4-6 pm

Under the Moonlight, Freda Lee-McCann. Courtesy of Studio Gallery.

A Point of View
Freda Lee-McCann
Traditional Chinese landscape paintings are built on brushwork with ink on rice paper. I am inspired by Roy Lichtenstein’s work using flat shapes and comic strip Pop art dots. Instead of using brushwork with ink on rice paper, I decided to experiment by applying the Pop art dot pattern to create texture. The series here is a combination of the art making techniques of the East and the West that are used to create a different feeling – that of each world and of both worlds.
Exhibition Dates: May 1st – May 25th, 2019 | First Friday Reception: May 3rd, 6-8 pm | Artist’s Reception: May 11, 4-6 pm

Memory, Lisa Battle. Courtesy of Studio Gallery.

New Members Exhibition
Lisa Battle, Mekbib Gebertsadik, & Susan Raines
Studio Gallery’s new members come together for a group exhibition showcasing their work.

Susan Raines : Serendipity Serendipity means accidentally finding valuable things that you were not expecting. These photographs are a collection of images that grabbed my attention as I came upon them.  I felt compelled to stop and look and ultimately to preserve them with my camera.

Mekbib Gebertsadik: Light is Life and Life is Light “Whenever the landscape flares in my mind, there sprouts in me the longest and widest rift valley of the world, which is found in the land where I was born and raised, East Africa, Ethiopia. The land of mystery and wisdom. The fountain and cradle of humanity. It was here where nature first opened my artistic eyes and touched my imagination with its magical rays of light, and every motion of light, as a source of life and death and spirit…”

Lisa Battle: Echoes This exhibition of new work by Lisa Battle will include a series of large scale abstract ceramic sculptures drawing on recurring themes in Lisa’s work: botanical forms, the gestures of dance, and the primal elements. In Echoes, Lisa presents a visual language of graceful curvilinear forms which seem to float weightlessly, defying gravity, despite the heaviness of the clay from which they are made. The sculptural forms defy specific definition, creating an impression of ambiguity that leaves room for viewers to find their own interpretation.
Exhibition Dates: May 1st – May 25th, 2019 | First Friday Reception: May 3rd, 6-8 pm | Artist’s Reception: May 11, 4-6 pm

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  • Wednesday – Friday: 1pm to 6pm
  • Saturday: 11am to 6pm

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