Betsy Williamson

Show ran from 7/1/2012 to 7/21/2012

BETSY WILLIAMSON    MINING THE TEXTBOOKS OF ART HISTORY    mixed-media installation

Opening Reception  Friday, June 29,  6-9pm 

Betsy Williamson’s exhibit, Mining the Textbooks of Art History, is comprised of four projects that work together to explore the ways art is presented and understood through the textbook. The works from A History of Painting consider research that has been done on the connections between painting and photography. Textbook Typology shows the viewer what work of art is most often reproduced in textbooks to highlight a specific movement, culture or time period. Rethinking Art History specifically mines Artforms textbook to create juxtapositions that give a new way of looking at and understanding the depicted works of art. Lastly, the video project In the Round explores the pitfall of using a single photograph to depict a three-dimensional object.

Jan Parker

Show ran from 7/1/2012 to 7/21/2012

BENEATH THE SKIN…AN EXTENSION OF MY DNA    mixed media installation

 Opening Reception  Friday, June 29,  6-9pm

Since 2010 Jan Parker has been collecting and working with hair as one of the mediums in her art.  Initially interested in how we respond to hair and the aesthetic dichotomy of growing hair vs. dead hair, she later became intrigued by the power hair has, both personally and metaphorically, as an extension of our DNA.

In this installation, Beneath the Skin…an extension of my DNA, Parker makes references to the loss of identity by using her hair along with the hair of hundreds of anonymous men and women, family, and friends. Coupled with the hair is a personal, intimate, and universal object. Both the hair and the stripped bed are saturated with meaning and together they convey a narrative of loss and removed identity.

Ruti Modlin

Show ran from 7/1/2012 to 7/21/2012

FLUX    paintings

Opening Reception  Friday, June 29,  6-9pm

Flux refers to a philosophical state of constant change in which all things exist in non-linear time.

The paintings in Ruti Modlin’s exhibit Flux expose how dream, reality and emotion coexist on the canvas. The work emanates from a mix of life drawing, photography, familiar objects and people into an expressive pictorial landscape. Modlin strives to convey a state of mind in her personal exploration of a life, changing and evolving.