April 1-30, 2016
Opening Reception: April 1, 6-8pm
Carolyn Newberger: In the Blink of an Eye
Einstein predicted and recent discoveries have confirmed that time and space are not linear, but are dynamic forces that expand, contract, and fold across eons. Yet we humans on planet earth experience time as an orderly progression from nanosecond to minute, minute to hour, hour to day, to month, to year, to millennium. In these drawings and collages I try to capture both aspects of time.
The processes of deconstruction and reconstruction of collage make visible the fragments and dynamics of time and experience within which we construct our narratives of a whole. From a distance the collages tell a coherent story, yet up close, they deconstruct into seemingly random fragments, much as our earthly time may be seen as a fragment of a far more complex universal time and space. Which is the reality, the construction or the deconstruction? Einstein would say both.
In my drawings I approach time from the other end, trying to capture a whole through a moment. I draw nearly every day, often in darkened concert halls. There the challenge is to keep a receptive ear and a loose hand in order to capture both performer and sound, with their rhythm, flow, and intensity. Within this evanescence, I strive to capture what we experience in the blink of an eye.
The contemplation of macro and micro time brings my art and my intellect together in new ways. The medium and the message are intertwined, as I engage in my own exploration of discovery.
Caryl Gordon: Organics and Geometrics
The world is made up of organic and geometric shapes. The world is filled with color, texture, movement, and emotion. My imaginary landscapes combine all these elements to stimulate the senses, jostle the memory, create dreams, and imagine the unimagined. Working in the ancient medium of encaustic which the Greeks and Romans introduced 2,000 years ago, I can vary the surfaces of my work by carving into the wax, scratching into it, making the wax look as thick as plaster or as thin as watercolor. Most of my paintings are mixed media, utilizing inks, pan pastels, oil pigments and sometimes photography. The possibilities manipulating the wax and even collaging onto it are endless, as are my visions of the world today and into tomorrow.
Dianne Dolan: Finding My Place
Over the years I have come to enjoy the challenges, idiosyncrasies and subtleties that accompany painting on location. I’m always searching for places to paint, searching for that spark that catches my imagination and motivates me to work. It can be a struggle to distil this abundance of information and make it my own. I focus on what is necessary to accomplish my goal, and that is to convey the essence of a place or a moment in time. My paintings become memories of these experiences. My hope is for the viewer to participate in this experience and sense how it felt to be there. I am not interested in duplicating what I see, although I use this direct experience to enhance my memory and sustain me during my time in the studio.
This show represents work done on location and in the studio. “The Painters function is to show people the wonder and beauty of the world, in the hope that they will strive to make it a little less of the hell hole it is.” Henry Hensche
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