“Faces” show is currently running and closes August 17, 2014. A gallery artist, Rebecca Andrews, invited Chuck Blackwell to be the featured artist. We are pleased to add his pop cultural imagery to our already varied genre. His works reflect contemporary, representational/ illustrative training, yet he plays with imperfection through spontaneous mark making. He also explores topics of popular icons, with quirky facial distortions and effective color blending and transitions. His paintings are worth the stop.
Then we have a collection by members of the gallery. There can be no other word to use for this show than diversity. We were asked to submit work on the topic of “Faces,” in all forms of interpretation. Our artists used media from paint to photography, sculpture to cloth, representational to conceptual. Caryl Lightfoot captures human intimacy in Ethiopia, while Toby Salkin humors us with a painting of Randy from the Village People.
John Brunnick takes us to the macabre with his highly skilled painting “Dark Cape,” while Lisa Goldfarb combines kitsch and skill with her painting “Grumpy Cat.” These are only a few of the artists. We have representations of a dog, farm animals, imaginary faces, children, and cats. There are also spiritual, imaginative, and ethereal images.
In addition to 2D imagery shoppers can browse through wonderful ceramic artists, and well crafted jewelry. The are greeting cards and prints for purchase. If you can’t make this show then please return in August for “Visions Three” exhibit, opening August 23, 2014, 4-7 pm. This show will feature an in death exploration of the work by Linda Bolhuis, Carole Spence, and Sharon Tanner. Our gallery is open Wednesday through Saturday 10 am to 6 pm, and Sundays 11am to 5pm.