Current Exhibitions

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Current Exhibit

Ruti Modlin

10/29/2014 to 11/22/2014

Pentimento 2014  acrylic paintings

Join us for our Opening 

Friday, Nov. 7 from 6-9 pm

Ruti Modlin is a figurative artist who previously lived in Europe and Africa and has recently returned from a retreat in Eygaliéres in the South of France.
In this new exhibit, titled Pentimento, she takes her old painted canvases and recycles them into new expressive work.  In some instances she allows the previous lines to show through, elaborating on the idea of "pentimento" where the artist "repents" or changes her mind, allowing new concepts to filter through. The interaction between the two layers, create new tensions and dynamics. 

 

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Current Exhibit

Laura Cloud

10/29/2014 to 11/22/2014

Sky Impressions and Other Thoughts    multi-media installation

Join us for our Opening 

Friday, Nov. 7 from 6-9 pm

Laura Cloud is known for her mixed media installations that use voice, sound and scent as part of the sensuous expression of her ideas. She perceives of a work as something sensory, which we inhabit. We are asked to be "there", as if we as audience are part of the installation.  In this work, Sky Impressions, we are asked to be present to notice something from our universal everyday lives; here, we see the variations of mood from a small patch of sky, which changes with the humidity, time of day, location and light.  We experience the many subtle shifts of color, light and impressions.  Because the works are printed on artists' paper, the works appear to be subtle paintings, with the image softly embedded in its material support.  Here, photograph seems not mechanical, but something hand-made, as if light and color has been infused into the paper surface.  The work is rich with atmosphere, and engages our universal love of nature.

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Current Exhibit

Candace Law

10/29/2014 to 11/22/2014

Improvisus       encaustic-mixed media

Join us for our Opening 

Friday, Nov. 7 from 6-9 pm

Candace Law's mixed-media work, Improvisus,  combines encaustic with various materials and found objects to explore the juxtaposition of the man-made with the abstract. Some of her works are intuitive and free-flowing, with a layered, atmospheric feel that is unique to this ancient art form. In others, there is a more formal organization that reaches back to her training in architectural illustration. Law embeds rust prints in the encaustic, often with figure drawings or rusted hardware. Transferring rust from an object to paper creates a beauty of color and pattern that evokes a rebirth from industrial decay and is a metaphor for childhood roots and memories. She also plays with the concept of a "meme"-a cultural idea that spreads, akin to a virus-by incorporating shredded writings in the encaustic.