September 24 - October 18, 2015
You open the in-flight magazine to discover odd bits and pieces of imagery ripped away, missing. There's a hole in the newspaper. And the cereal box won’t close—one of the flaps is gone. I confess: I couldn’t help myself. I’ve salvaged a compelling fragment to inspire (or add to) another collage composition.
Paper leads, I follow. Collected ingredients bring inherent energy and potential. In time, with patience, the paper trail leads to unexpected destinations. Rearranged reality, assembled moments, and constructed views materialize in the collages. The work always, somewhat inexplicably, reflects and informs my creative growth / life journey.
Unfurled ©2014 Janice McDonald, 10x10 inches, collage
Endless Horizon: 14000 feet to Sea Level
In April 2015 I came to New Zealand fully intending to return to my home in Colorado by mid May. It came as a surprise to friends and family, and mostly to myself, when I impulsively decided to stay on after being in New Zealand only 3 weeks.
I fell in love. Both with the landscape and with a kiwi guy.
Setting up a studio near Wellington, I began to capture my experience with fabric and thread by early June. The abstract textile paintings in this exhibit explore the endless horizon of the ubiquitous New Zealand sea and its relationship to the expansive sky of Colorado.
Standing at the top of a mountain in the Rockies or gazing out at the ocean in New Zealand - I can see forever. So I look and wonder - what will the future be?
Changing Perspective | Seeing Forever ©2015 Lisa Call, 12x12 inches each, fabric, dye, thread, wool
September 24 - October 18, 2015
Opening Reception: Friday, September 25, 6-9pm
First Friday: Friday, October 2, 6-9pm
Artist Talks: Sunday, October 11, 2pm
Last Look: Sunday, October 18, 1-4pm
Hours: Thursday 12-5 | Friday 12-9 | Saturday 12-5 | Sunday 1-4
October 22 - November 150, 2015
JERUSALEM explores hopeful alternatives to the troubling reality of present-day Israel/Palestine. The show includes a peace plan, and is offered with the hope of generating among viewers creative ideas that can contribute to genuine peace.
Peace, ©2015 Jennifer Parisi, 13x12 inches, acrylic on recycled board
October 23 - November 15, 2015
carborundum is a series of non-objective monotypes, each built with three different plates that I run through my press. The title comes from my wanting to experiment with carborundum (silicon carbide — that is, grit ) as texture and form.
Brown grit, ©Michaele Keyes, 29x41 inches, monotype
In the North Gallery
Voices in the Air
The Tibetan flags hanging outside my back deck, raveling over time and disintegrating into the air, connect to the death of a younger sister last year in Ireland. Depictions of our most basic visible elements – earth, sea and sky – remind me that everything is fluid, impermanent and interconnected. Voices in the Air consists of 13 small encaustic paintings on panel with the same seven word Tibetan chant, inscribed over and over, seeming to disappear into the atmosphere.
Conversation From Afar ©2015 Angela Larson, 12x12 inches, encaustic and ink on panel