Seaweed and Blue, 2022 | Gail Fox | Oil on canvas
On View February 24 – April 10, 2023
Opening Reception | Friday, February 24 | 6:00p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Coffee Break: Artist Talks | Saturday, March 11 | 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Coffee Break: Artist Talks | Saturday, April 8 | 10:00 a.m. – 12:00p.m.
Featured Artists: Nick D’Angelo, Gail Fox, Stuart Lehrman & Constance McBride
Nick D’Angelo, Painting
Community Arts Gallery
“Most of the color in my paintings has been distilled down to just one thing, and all surrounding it, achromic.”
– Nick D’Angelo
Nick D’Angelo explores color in his realistic paintings of the Americana. Choosing to keep certain areas of the composition vivid and colorful, while leaving the rest achromatic, D’Angelo is able to highlight areas of unexpected beauty. This also changes the content of his work, by offering a new perspective on how the objects sit and interact with each other. Finding equal interest in the achromatic areas and the areas of color, D’Angelo notes “the absence of color forces us to distinguish the subjects by shape, light, and shadow…color is a great contrast and emphasizes the other objects’ lack of it (and vice versa).”
Nick D’Angelo is exhibiting work from his Paintings Achromic series in our Community Arts gallery.
Gail Fox, Painting
“I have always painted nature. For me, there was never a need to search for a subject…My search has always been for particular locations, places that begged recording.”
– Gail Fox
From vivid seascapes and mountain ranges, to whimsical koi pond compositions, local artist Gail Fox paints large-scale landscapes that are inspired by the natural world around her. Fox is drawn to natural forms, she explains “painting alongside fields, in woods, at stream’s edge, in solitary places, it is the dynamic rhythms of nature, its changing lights, and weather that engage me.” Her intense observation of these natural shifts is evident in the color choices, elaborate compositions, and attention to detail within her work.
Gail Fox is exhibiting artwork selected from her landscapes, seascapes, and koi fish series in our Kellner Gallery.
Stuart Lehrman, Mixed Media
Book Room Gallery
“My practice involves the dialogue between order and chaos.”
– Stuart Lehrman
Artist Stuart Lehrman creates work inspired by the natural and human-made forms around him. Observation and experimentation is at the heart of his artistic practice. Creating works from crushed blueberries, ashes, iron shavings, and other experimental organic matter, Lehrman notes that it is through “the constant experimentation with the physical properties of the materials he works with,” that he is able to uncover truths and discover new ways of thinking.
Stuart Lehrman is exhibiting work from his Portal series, a series that explores the idea of passageways, in our Book Room gallery.
Constance McBride, Painting
“From becoming aware of the male gaze and self-objectifying, to harassment, abuse, marginalization and ageism,” artist Constance McBride creates figurative sculptures that explore issues experienced by womxn. Drawing upon her own experiences, McBride’s sculptures are representative of what is often overlooked or left unspoken. She creates natural forms with visible signs of aging and raw expression. These details call for introspection while inviting the viewer to consider what strength and resilience in the face of discrimination looks like.
Constance McBride is exhibiting sculptures from her Lonely Girl series, a series that looks at Alzheimer’s disease through a gendered lens, in our Tile Gallery.