PARTNERS CROSSING BOUNDARIES 

Early on, Nicole Lemelin and Terrance DePietro realized they were kindred spirts, sharing similar tastes for creative exploration through their bond of love, life and the beauty in hidden harmony. This exhibit offers an inspiring mix of unique impressions, oils, gouache, watercolor, conte, pastel, and printing that challenge the boundaries of each medium. In spite of the variety, a flowing, steady movement is maintained from one piece to the next. A dialogue weaves between each work that is nuanced, deep and as subtle as mindful conversations between the artists themselves. While rooted deeply in natural surroundings captured at times through their photography, sketches and writings, these messages take on mythic, iconic and often archetypical meanings. The artists encourage viewers to take from what is hidden for their own journey, drawing from each unique yet combined perspective.

Artists’ Reception on Saturday February 17th from 5-7:30pm

 

COLLECTORS’ FORUM

Introducing the Collectors’ View in the North Gallery. For 2018 we will rotate exhibits based on current trends and collectors’ interests, in a range of genres and mediums. This exhibit is unique and filled with many surprises that both visitors and collectors will enjoy.

Current Artists’ Include:

Ricardo Arango uses a striking mixture of elements in his sculptures including glass, ceramics, marble and steel, often exploring the combinations in one piece. His work highlights the beauty of each material as he places them in unique arrangements. John Greene works using materials and textures with a freedom that allows him to continually explore new directions developed from a trip taken, a structure that speaks volumes, an image’s impression, or a recurring idea. These are translated through encaustic, a technique as much as a medium using wax and oil pigment, imbued with mystery and permanence that compliments the ever-changing patinas of the other more transitional elements in his work: steel, wood, lead and copper. The result? Well, that’s the surprise! For the past 15 years, Paul-Émile Rioux (resident of Montréal, Canada) has been exploring and innovating using photography, computer programs and 3-D models to pair science and fiction, reality and invention, taking the viewer to places that could exist in a real world as well as in a virtual one. As a photographer he became fascinated by contemporary urban environments, exposing the city as a set of perceptions and power conflicts. Over the years, Ilona Sochynsky work has progressed from hyper-realism to abstraction. Early paintings depicted recognizable single images with shiny, industrial surfaces. Soon she began to combine several images onto one surface in a kind of collage. This process continued with unraveling and reconstructing until she found herself working with fragments – human or otherwise – creating narrative compositions whose origins were based on collage. In these works abstraction and representation go hand in hand.