Artists' Gallery Blog

Thursday, October 4, 2012

"Double Vision" - Jennifer Cadoff and Doug Sardo

Please join us for Artists' Gallery's next show:

"Double Vision"
featuring Jennifer Cadoff
and Doug Sardo

October 5 - November 4, 2012
Opening reception: Saturday, Oct 6, 4 to 7 pm



Walk into the Artists' Gallery (18 Bridge Street, Lambertville) this month, and be prepared to feast your eyes on two very different takes on contemporary art in "Double Vision," featuring Jennifer Cadoff and Doug Sardo.

 Doug Sardo
"Autumn Canal Walk"
18 x 24", pastel on paper

Doug Sardo's medium is pastel, and he revels in sumptuous color. For this show, Sardo continues to draw upon the beautiful local landscape around his Buck's County home for inspiration, but with a new twist: "Instead of making a single painting on location, I've been working in the studio on three variations of each of five different scenes," Sardo explains. "It's been exciting to explore the ways in which subtle changes -- color choices, for example, or different ways of applying pigment to paper -- can have an enormous impact on a painting's visual and emotional resonance."

Jennifer Cadoff
"Nature, Collaged #1"
16 x 20", ink and watercolor paper collage

While Princeton NJ artist Jennifer Cadoff also works in series, almost everything else about her work in this show stands in stark contrast to Sardo's: It is black and white, abstract, and minutely detailed. Cadoff uses the repetition of tiny distinctive marks (lines, circles, scribbling) to build her drawings in black ink on creamy watercolor paper. Some of the works on display are large and deceptively simple -- for example, a 22 x 30 inch sheet is covered with delicate parallel lines, producing the impression of moving water. Other pieces are layered and collaged, and a few include recognizable flower and leaf forms. Says Cadoff of this new direction in her work, "I've been having fun cutting and ripping my large drawings, then playing with the pieces to see how interact they with one another."




"Double Vision" will be on display at The Artists' Gallery in Lambertville Friday, Oct 5, through Sunday, Nov 4, 2012.  An opening reception will be held Saturday, Oct 6, 4-7 pm.



Artists' Gallery, 18 Bridge Street, Lambertville, NJ - map & directions
Gallery hours: every Friday, Saturday and Sunday 11 am - 6 pm
www.lambertvillearts.com

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