Opening Reception: Friday, October 7 from 6pm to 8:30pm
Touchstone Gallery Member Show
Perspective by David Alfuth
A result of two years of creating art using Architecture and Perspective. Surrealistic structures, ceilings, and architectural images giving the viewer a magical view not possible in the real world.
Webster’s New World Dictionary of the American Language states that a Collage “A kind of surrealist art in which bits of flat objects, as news paper, cloth, etc. are pasted together in a incongruous relationship for their symbolic or suggestive effect.”
I am a Collage artist that adds one more quality to all of my work. That is the element of depth. I am a three dimensional artist that creates both relief and free standing Collage Sculptures.
This exhibit, Perspective, represents two years of work using, Architecture and Perspective. My works create surrealistic structures, ceilings, and architectural images giving the viewer a magical view not possible in the real world. The structures appear to recede many miles to create unrealistic effects. The ceilings appear to disappear into the vastness of space. The three dimensional sculptures create amazing images on the outside as well as the inside.
I want the viewers to experience a moment of wonder and amazement when looking at each one of my works.
Altitudes and Elevations by Gale Wallar
Landscapes and city scenes observed from different viewpoints. A variety of media including oil, acrylic and graphics.
Time and space. Flatlands to mountains.
Gale Wallar’s landscapes and city scenes in this new exhibit offer perceptions and observations of natural and created environments as influenced by different altitudes and elevations. Perception may be reality but elements of compositions change with differences in elevation. Wallar adjusts her viewpoints to convey an objective appearance of what is necessarily a subjective reality. Time and space are fundamental, yet subliminal components that influence these images.
In his novel The Magic Mountain, set in Davos, Switzerland, Thomas Mann invented a character on a quest to examine time and space. Hans Castorp discovered that being separated from ‘the flatland’ in his high altitude mountain retreat altered his perception of time and space. His planned three-week sojourn became a seven-year experience.
Mountains have been a major focus of Wallar’s landscape paintings for several decades. Parallel to this, she developed a passion for city scenes and depictions of structural elevations. Altitude and Elevations blends themes from both. Time passes. Space fills and empties. Change occurs from the flatlands to the mountains.
Josef Albers observed that …’there is no final solution in form; thus form demands unending performance and invites constant reconsideration.’ Wallar offers new perceptions of mountains and cityscapes, as influenced by time and space, altitudes and elevations.
- Wednesday – Friday: 12pm to 6pm
- Saturday – Sunday: 12pm to 5pm
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