A.P.E Gallery, my favorite alternative art space in the region, has invited me and several other artists who have exhibited in their space over the last 35+ years to create small pieces (6") for Microworks. (opening Friday, Dec. 18th, 5 - 8 PM) I accepted the challenge to create 6" 3D houses that are an extension of a woman's body. This had lead me down a path, of shrinking my work, while trying to grab attention and the same time. No easy task.
Here's a preview of some of the Lucious Houses. Do they get your attention?
The one I'm holding is slightly bigger (7") going to AIR gallery in NYC this month also. Looks can be deceiving.
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
|ANNE BURTON, Collograph Monotype|
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
|Sandy Litchfield, Turn Around Town, Oil on Canvas|
I'm producing a new edition of Pioneer Women which has traveled from Tabla Rasa Gallery, Brooklyn http://www.tablarasagallery.com/html/pioneer_women.htmll to Western Massachusetts. These artists blaze new frontiers in art and here is a taste of some of the beautiful and evocative work of these talented local artists.
Rosalyn Driscoll drives home the point that art is more than just a visual experience by using tactile sculptures in her work. Susan Montgomery delves into the dark history of 17th century Mary Bliss Parson, the accused witch of Northampton and Springfield, with provocative drawings. Sandy Litchfield combines digital imagery and paint to create cityscapes that evoke a latter-day cubism. Several artists—especially, Rachel Folsom,
Pols and Terry Rooney—push the
boundaries of painting on shaped canvases and wood contraptions. Pols re purposes
antique writing desks into contemporary assemblages. Lourdes Morales evokes spiritual spaces with intersecting classical
figures. Karen Dolmanisth will
transform the installation space using natural materials and quote from Persian
poet Rumi, evoking different kinds of love: “The lover’s cause is separate from
all causes.” Elizabeth
This travelling exhibition premiered in
to rave reviews: Brooklyn,
“Her (Karen Dolmanisth) work, along with that of several other innovative artists, is the thrilling new exhibit at the pioneering Tabla Rasa Gallery…” and
“A Riveting Exhibit of Astonishing Works.”—
MAP Gallery at Eastworks, 116 Pleasant St, Easthampton, MA
June 6 – June 28
Artists’ Reception: Sat., June 13 @ 5 – 8 PM
Gallery Hours: Tues – Sat 1 – 4 PM
MAP Gallery at Eastworks
116 Pleasant St.
Gallery Talk- June 18, 7 PM
June 6 - June 28
Gallery Hours: Tues-Sat. 1 - 4 PM
|Lisa Griffith, Gown on Gown, paper & mixed media|
Friday, March 6, 2015
The Statue of Liberty has the Blues. This beautiful statue, a gift from the people of France, is the only historic figure of a woman that is known worldwide. She represents what's good about America, This art exhibition is an exploration on what this statue means to America, and how the values she stands for have been challenged. Artist, Terry Rooney explores her muse in many settings, in a multi-media exhibit in Westfield this Spring.
Liberty once was celebrated with a poem by Emma Lazarus, "Give me your tired, your poor." But those idealistic goals of our forefathers, were trampled on by a succession conservative presidents who made it difficult for immigrants to come to America.
Liberty has shown her torches light during 9/11 but began vanishing during the Bush presidential years, as our rights to privacy disappeared and survelliance on ordinary citizens is gathered. Vanishing Liberty, earsed charcoal drawings of the statue brings home this point. The Statue of Liberty and the snake is a metaphor of our times, when evil creeps into our country, our society suffers as a whole.
|Ferguson, Collograph & colored pencil|
LIBERTY BLUES, opens this week at Arno Maris Gallery at Westfield State University, 577 Western Ave., Westfield March 5 - April 18. This exhibit is a retrospective with over 30 years of artwork of this heroic statue which shined in the harbor of her hometown, New York City.
Recent addition to this exhibition is a Liberty holding a brush, to honor the French people recovering from their recent terror attack. Also another recent addition is collograph and drawing entitled, "Ferguson."
Artist Reception, Thursday, March 19, 5:30-7:30 PM, (Snow Date March 26)