Iris Goldstein

Show ran from 11/1/2013 to 11/16/2013

Join us for our Opening Friday, October 25, 6-9pm

Iris Goldstein’s latest mixed-media constructions, Bits and Pieces, examines the possibility of using discarded packing materials to create new ways of looking at these random forms that have been thrown away after doing the job for which they were created.  Goldstein uses plaster to transform these discarded raw materials into small wall sculptures that lead one to a myriad of suggested meanings.The artist uses plaster, aluminum screen and acrylic paint to point the viewer away from the machine-made objects to a fanciful and subjective narrative of meanings.  The exhibit also includes colored-pencil drawings that examine the same visual issues in a different context.

Dian Sourelis

Show ran from 11/1/2013 to 11/16/2013

Join us for our Opening  Friday, October 25 from 6-9pm

Dian Sourelis finds beauty, depth and balance in what others cast off. A tiny scrap of rusted metal, a worn square of cloth or leather, discarded family photos, old nails…….

She gathers these odd, but beautiful objects and combines them for a body of work that is peaceful, yet strong, like the everyday people in the images and the sturdy little rusted objects themselves.

All of the pieces in figure / found share the common theme of figure-incorporating anonymous black and white images-and while they also share “found” backgrounds, these backgrounds are diverse-from reclaimed wood, stone and silkscreen, to used paper, canvas, and rusted metal.
Sourelis’ use of repetitive imagery, linear and graphic forms, and often, the written word, have produced an ethereal, peaceful body of work that explores the themes of gender, family, memory and purpose.

Sheila Shochet

Show ran from 11/1/2013 to 11/16/2013

Join us for our opening: Friday, October 25 6-9pm

Sheila Shochet exhibits Positively Delightful & Very Alarming, the most recent part of a series depicting architectural ruin. She portrays a moment of upheaval, a fraction of a second of calamity, displacing masonry or glass, seashells or vegetation, objects useful or unimportant.

All that has been constant is torn apart; objects are thrown into the air, only to tumble to earth, into the sea. Shochet captures upended moments of beauty, happiness and delight in the midst of destruction and decay.

Watercolor media, ink, pencils, scraping and drawing on watercolor paper are used to intensify the motion of the moment, as all that is known is thrown into space and brought down again to earth.