New Works by Nancy Shill and John TreichlerOur April show at the Artists' Gallery is: Constructions and Reconstructions, an exhibition of new works by Nancy Shill and John Treichler. The show runs from April 6th through April 29th. The exhibition highlights works in mixed media and photographs from the local artists. A reception for the artists will be held on the evening of Saturday, April 14th from 6:00 to 9:00 pm.
Shill will be demonstrating her technique for creating uniquely imaginative collages and Treichler will be discussing his photographs on Saturday, April 7th from 2:00 to 4:00 pm at the gallery.
“I learned an irreverence for the standard interpretation from Roy Lichtenstein”, says Shill, describing the time she spent studying with him at Douglass College. Shill went on to discover uniqueness in cast-off paper and other articles, searching for and resurrecting them. Her intuitiveness in building collages involves challenging the balance between colors, tones, shapes, lines and textures in what she calls an “uninhibited adventure”.
Happy to share her skills and talents with others, Shill will be teaching at the New Hope branch of the Michener Museum for the UARTS program this spring. She’ll also be teaching at TheArts in Stockton. Shill will show students how she works with a multitude of materials including varieties of papers and ephemera, found objects, transfers, fabrics and transparencies as well as mixed media techniques such as layering and deconstruction. Shill will also demonstrate the use of several adhesives and encaustic methods and how she incorporates their use into painting and drawing.
A member of Artsbridge, New Hope Arts, the New Hope Art League and the Doylestown Art League, Shill has exhibited her work at many juried art shows in the area. Some of her recent awards and honors include “Best in Show” from the Prallsville Mill, the Lloyd Lawrence Award from the Phillips’ Mill Art Association, and Honorable Mention from the Plastic Club of Philadelphia. More information about Shill’s work can be found on the web at www.shillart.com
In his first exhibition as a featured artist, Treichler will be exhibiting photographs of mostly local scenes, with a twist. “I want to show you a scene or a subject that feels familiar, yet appears different enough that you experience it in an entirely new way”, he says.
Treichler finds the dramatic in the ordinary by paying particular attention to composition and line. His photographs are very carefully constructed, giving the image a feeling of energy and serenity at the same time. He strives for images that are perfectly balanced – in line, color, and tone. Working in both color and black & white, the subjects of his photographs range from urban landscapes to abstract organic forms.
The Rising, a book featuring photographs by Treichler on the recurring flooding in Lambertville, will be available at the exhibition. Largely a self-taught artist, he is a graduate of the Art and Aesthetics program at the Barnes Foundation in Merion, PA. More information about Treichler’s work can be found at www.jtreichler-image.com.
The Artists' Gallery is located at 32 Coryell Street, Lambertville, NJ, and is open 11 to 6pm Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays or by appointment. 609-397-4588 or lambertvillearts.com