Laura Lencioni

Show ran from 2/1/2001 to 2/24/2001

Winter Meditations, mixed media

This work is the result of the artist’s mid-winter meditations-images born of this stark, cold, introspective time of year. While nature is deep in snowy slumber, we humans are defying the urge to hibernate with frantic holiday shopping and one festive activity after another. By February, we have run out of holiday distractions and are faced with the bare bones of winter. Will it find us with a sense of quiet contentment or with gray depression? Here, Lencioni attempts to create a space in tune with the natural voices of the season.

Lisa Bang Hoffman

Show ran from 2/1/2001 to 2/24/2001

Burning, Mystery and other Short Films, video

The subject matter of these films is emblematic of tensions found in various domestic domains. The rough original Super 8 format is a readily workable video process in which to construct a montage of what are essentially moving photographs. Action, subject, and location of events encourage conceptual interpretation of disparate elements. Non-linear structure directs the viewer to search for parallels between segments without a narrative progression.

Nancy Agati

Show ran from 2/1/2001 to 2/24/2001

Terra Toma, works on paper

This series of mixed media works on paper, whose title comes from the Latin for “earth” and “volume,” is a powerful collection of abstract images influenced by, and in response to the artist’s experience with ovarian cancer. Characterized by spiraling organic forms, saturated autumnal colors and a strong black line, Terra Toma has been variously described as an “auto-topography” and as a lyrical journey, punctuated by outbursts of realism, through the subconsciousness of healing.

Arianna Carossa

Show ran from 2/1/2001 to 2/24/2001

painting

Carossa builds a lean simplification of dimension through her investigation of the human figure. Lifeless space outlines the face or figure which thereby functions as a symbolic boundary inhabitant, and testifies to a lacerating present.

Granite Amit

Show ran from 2/1/2001 to 2/24/2001

As-if-ism 2, installation

“As-if-ism” refers to our use of a personal fiction as a filter we employ in order to cope with the reality around us. This is a fictional school of psychology which employs the reading of sacred texts as the primary form of intervention. Sacred texts may be read on different levels simultaneously. The text has a surface layer of the commonly accepted story. At the same time there exist personal, poetic, and mystical layers of interpretation. Attentiveness to these layers in the text and in our surrounding reality enhances our potential to become the authors of our life stories.

Lorre Hoffman

Show ran from 2/1/2001 to 2/24/2001

Current, mixed media installation

This installation includes bronze bird nests, quilts made of sticks and organza, cast resin shelves that look like running water, and lights that run throughout the piece. Current is about the flow of life, as in the current of a river or the current of electricity. Life can be a very strong idea, but is often very fragile in reality, hence the bird nests caught up in the current of a river. In creating a bed with a quilt made of sticks, Hoffman tries to reveal the life-sustaining connection between human and animal activity.

David Friedman

Show ran from 2/1/2001 to 2/24/2001

painting

The artist works primarily with acrylic on paper and surfaces constructed of paper and acrylic medium. The intent is to engage the viewer visually, and to emphasize color and balance with imagery relating to natural forms and patterns.

Carolyne King

Show ran from 2/1/2001 to 2/24/2001

A Scripted Labyrinth,  painting

Building her exhibition around an original alphabet, created while the artist lived in Italy, Ms. King has put together a show where the viewer decides the level of involvement they have with the paintings. That is, if they can de-code the key first.