Thursday, October 26, 2017

Artist Spotlight: Don Adler – Birth/Rebirth

Don Adler, Infinity, Marble, 20 x 7 x 7"
BIRTH has been described as an explosion of forces culminating in a scream followed by a feeling of joy and tranquility. The pastoral calm and realization of the magnificence of the process followed by growth and development constitutes REBIRTH.
Don Adler, Labyrinth, Marble, 18 x 12 x 7"
This equation of birth followed by rebirth is captured in Adler’s body of work. The passionate palette of color and form reflects a deeper understanding of the birthing process developed from Adler's 40+ years of experience as a Fertility & Ob/Gyn physician.
Don Adler, Flame II, Onyx, 17 x 9 x 8"
This metaphorical analogy translates the creation of the earth 4.6 billion years ago when particles of solar dust and fiery gases exploded and fused to form our planet. It then took 10-20 million years to produce the geologic formations of the stone with which the artist has been working.
Don Adler, Pisces, Marble, 10 x 16 x 5"
BIRTH-Extraction of stone

REBIRTH-Carving of stone to finished sculpture

One can say: this multiphasic process is “CARVED IN STONE”

Opening Reception: Saturday, October 28, 5-8pm
Artist Panel Discussion: Saturday, November 18, 3pm

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Current Exhibition: Don Adler, Carol Kleinman, Shelley Lazarus

Tuesday, October 24 - Saturday, November 18, 2017
Opening Reception: Saturday, October 28, 5-8 p.m.
Artist Panel Discussion: Saturday, November 18, 3 p.m.

Don Adler - Birth/Rebirth
Don Adler, Torch, Marble, 20 x 7 x 7"

Carol Kleinman - Reflections
Carol Kleinman, Watching Mannequins On the Seine, Single Exposure Photograph, 16.5 x 18"
Shelley Lazarus - Nouns
Shelley Lazarus, Seating, Watercolor, 27 x 33"

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Artist Spotlight: Joe Pinkelman -- More China

Joe Pinkelman’s latest work, More China, continues the artist’s exploration of fragmentation, imbalance, delicacy, and beauty. Born out of a residency in Jingdezhen, China, Pinkelman uses carefully crafted porcelain structures to lay the blueprint for work that is not only beautiful to the eyes, but speaks to the political and conscious mind of the viewer.
More China continues the artist’s various critiques of the United States government, focusing on harsh crackdowns toward immigration and the many children killed by US drone strikes.
In a time where political tensions are at a fever pitch and human decency seemingly is lost, Pinkelman urges the viewer to examine the humanity in those persecuted and the often-passive role that we, as by-standers can so often play.

The exhibition runs through Saturday, October 21.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Artist Spotlight: Marion Wood -- Gravity

Marion Wood, Nightshade, Acrylic on canvas, 30 x 48" 
In Marion Wood’s latest series Gravity, there is an intentional lack of brush strokes; the paint is applied using various instruments, employing gravity as the essential forming agent. 
Marion Wood, Time Spent, Acrylic on canvas, 40 x 40"
Intentional movement within the confines of gravitational pull is explored by manually moving the canvas, as well as creating layered obstacles and viscous differences that are meant to challenge this unrelenting force.
Marion Wood, Downtown Rain, Acrylic on canvas, 60 x 48"
The physical act of painting, a dirty and explorative undertaking, is the core of the artist’s connection to each piece. Wood chooses to inhabit her paintings and move within them the way one would inhabit a location in the more traditional sense; by wandering, searching, reveling, taking risks, failing, feeling the natural flow and getting messy.
Marion Wood, Midsomer's Night, Acrylic on canvas, 48 x 60"
Artist Panel Discussion: Saturday, October 7, 3pm