Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Pioneer Women at Eastworks, Easthampton MA

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 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, Elizabeth 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.”

This travelling exhibition premiered in Brooklyn, New York to rave reviews:
“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.”—Brooklyn Daily Eagle

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

Lourdes Morales
           PIONEER WOMEN

MAP Gallery at Eastworks
116 Pleasant St.
Easthampton, MA

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