Artists' Gallery Blog

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Momentum at Rest - the art of Richard Harrington Laura Rutherford Renner

"Momentum at Rest"

new works by
Richard Harrington
Laura Rutherford Renner

October 5 - November 5, 2017
Opening Reception: Saturday, October 7, 4-8 pm

Artists Laura Rutherford Renner and Richard Harrington are pleased to announce the opening of their joint show, "Momentum at Rest" on Thursday, October 5th, at Artists' Gallery, 18 Bridge Street, Lambertville, NJ. The exhibit, which runs through Sunday, November 5th, features watercolor, gouache, acrylic, and oil paintings by the two artists. An Opening Reception with the artists will be held on Saturday, October 7th, from 4 to 8 pm.

Laura Rutherford Renner, who maintains her studio in Collingswood, NJ, often uses the sights from her hometown and Southern New Jersey as the starting point for her work.

Rutherford Renner finds that the light at different times of the year can make something that may appear as mundane an interesting subject for a painting.

The title of the exhibition, "Momentum at Rest", was initially proposed by Rutherford Renner after sketching her cat, Lulu, dozing in the sun in her studio. "Momentum at Rest is a celebration of reflective light on objects and figures in a defining moment. My inspiration for these painting is light on forms, especially reflected light within shadows. That is something that attracts me to paint a certain scene or subject" says Rutherford Renner." I also find the reflections of light on water to be especially intriguing, and I enjoy the challenge capturing that effect in my work. I always have a camera and a sketchbook with me, so I can do a sketch and take a photo whenever I'm inspired."

Richard Harrington, of Newtown, PA, finds his inspiration for Momentum at Rest in the mid-20th century chromed and finned marvels produced by Detriot automakers. "When Laura approached me with this title, I immediately thought of vehicles that were designed to look fast or powerful even while standing still" says Harrington." Some of the works in this exhibition of vehicles left sitting in fields I painted plein air, while others of lovingly preserved or restored vehicles were painted from photographs. I enjoy the beauty in their designs and character whether they are rusting and dented, or look as if they had just been sold off the showroom floor."

Visit the event website for more information about this show.
And don't forget - while we feature 2 artists each month,
all 16 Artists' Gallery artists have work on display,
and there is always a wide variety of artwork to enjoy.

Artists' Gallery, 18 Bridge Street, Lambertville, NJ - map & directions
Gallery hours: Thurs, Fri, Sat and Sunday 11 am - 6 pm