Artists' Gallery Blog

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Imagining Space - the art of Heather Barros and Larry Mitnick

"Imagining Space"

Featuring
Heather Barros
and
Larry Mitnick

April 8 - May 2, 2021


Imagining space is different from imagining spaces. Heather Barros and Larry Mitnick understand that "spaces" are constrained by boundaries. A meadow may be circumscribed by a row of trees, and a room by its walls. In imagining "space" these two artists seek to invert the perspective. Both ponder space independent of the space’s periphery. They use forms we understand to prescribe a space we may not. That space can be vast. That space can be twisted; it can be atmospheric. So, for these artists and in very different ways, the path through space leads to abstraction.

Heather Barros
oil on canvas 


Heather Barros imagines space in paintings of interiors and landscapes. She understands that spatial orientation requires an anchor point. She seemingly provides these for us, but upon close inspection her anchors are often unmoored. She may offer a window through which we can see, but the view is empty. If not bare canvas, the paint has been wiped to near-translucency. Detail is sacrificed, information is lost, but volume survives. Other times it is unclear if we are looking at or through water, through fog, or at sheer emptiness. "Viewers don’t quite know where they stand," she says of this work. "But like moths attracted to light, I hope to lure their gaze to a certain distance. They may be looking at paint, but I want them to see and imagine space."

Larry Mitnick
"Side Order"
acrylic on canvas 


Larry Mitnick’s paintings are more overtly abstract. He overlays shapes and colors upon one another to create textured compositions with little correlation to the world we normally perceive. We project upon these works our own imagined sense of space. We see layered elements. Color, value, and varying degrees of transparency are employed to suggest depth. Acknowledgment of depth is this artist’s lure. His hook, what captivates the viewer, is an enigma in its distillation. Exactly which shape is in front of what? How can a color be in front of one element and not behind another? These paintings pose uneasy questions. Their beauty is that they assert their own sense of balance and order. 



  Visit the event website for more information and additional images.
 
  Don't forget - along with our featured exhibit, all 16 of our professional artists continuously have their work on exhibit. We look forward to your next visit to Artists' Gallery, where there's always something new to see.

Please note that there is no opening reception for this exhibit due to social distancing recommendations. The gallery will be open our regular hours and we hope that you can visit us.


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

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Lyrical 2021

"Lyrical 2021"
A Gallery Group Show

 March 4 - April 4

What every creative person does we do every month - we begin again. Sometimes our Art comes from great locations revisited sometimes it is the newly discovered - but always it is a new way of seeing - a fresh interpretation of our world as we see or imagine it. That means that each month there are sixteen or more works we have not shown before - sixteen or more ways for our guests to refine their own taste and to discover what is most appealing to them. Sixteen or more ways to explore the possibility for enriching your life.

Oscar Wilde said it best: "The fastest way to transform your life is to surround yourself with beauty."

That is why we paint and why we show our work.

 In March we will enhance the visual appeal of the Art by adding next to each work a poem or song lyric chosen by the artist. We are always happy to answer questions about materials, techniques, and motivations. Please stop by - explore, see for yourself.

Here are just a few of the pieces in this show:

Beatrice Bork
"Bubbly"
Watercolor and Gouache

Bill Jersey
"Sweet Land of Liberty"
oil on canvas

Joe Kazimierczyk
"Winter on the Sourland"
oil on board



  Visit the event website for more information and additional images.
 
  Don't forget - along with our featured exhibit, all 16 of our professional artists continuously have their work on exhibit. We look forward to your next visit to Artists' Gallery, where there's always something new to see.


Please note that there is no opening reception for this exhibit due to social distancing recommendations. The gallery will be open our regular hours and we hope that you can visit us.

Please check our home page for any information regarding closures due to inclement weather.

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

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Looking Forward - the art of Richard Harrington and Alla Podolsky

"Looking Forward"

Featuring
Richard Harrington
and
Alla Podolsky

February 4 - 28, 2021

Paintings by artists Richard Harrington and Alla Podolsky featuring work in watercolor, acrylic, and oil. "Looking Forward" reflects the feeling of optimism both artists convey in their works as we move into a new year and closer to Spring.

A native of Kiev, Ukraine, Alla Podolsky creates work that can seem dreamlike. "If I were to distill what I do as an artist, I would say I paint experiences. We have collectively gone through a lot this past year, and I feel the need to impart past experiences of shared warmth, of joyful moments that ground us in difficult times. I like to think of my work as hopeful. Bright settings, vibrant colors, warm undertones. It’s my way of trying to lift some of the burden for my audience." She traces her love of psychological and narrative painting to the Byzantine-style iconography that is so prominent in that city.

Richard Harrington, from Newtown PA, finds inspiration for his work in the mid-20th Century finned and chromed creations from American auto makers. "I have always been fascinated by vehicles" he said. "I enjoy taking back roads and side streets, hoping to find cars, trucks, and different vehicles that have been left idle and shows the effect of the elements and time upon them. These are the starting points for my paintings. The works I created for this show represent the change of seasons, something I am always looking forward to. Each one brings it’s own unique color and light, and inspires me to create new work."
 

Also this month, we welcome Larry Mitnick as our newest artist at the gallery. Please stop by and check out Larry's work.



  Visit the event website for more information and additional images.
 
  Don't forget - along with our featured exhibit, all 16 of our professional artists continuously have their work on exhibit. We look forward to your next visit to Artists' Gallery, where there's always something new to see.


Please note that there is no opening reception for this exhibit due to social distancing recommendations. The gallery will be open our regular hours and we hope that you can visit us.

Please check our home page for any information regarding closures due to inclement weather.

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

Tuesday, January 5, 2021

A Clear Light - the art of Gail Bracegirdle and Claudia Fouse Fountaine

"A Clear Light"
Featuring
Gail Bracegirdle
and
Claudia Fouse Fountaine


January 7 - 31, 2021

Artists' Gallery will be showing work by Gail Bracegirdle and Claudia Fouse Fountaine from January 7 to 31 in the exhibition "A Clear Light."

Gail Bracegirdle enjoys working in watercolors because of the environmentally sensitive nature of the medium. She likes to experiment with various textures and types of watercolor papers and pigments to create specific effects. The subjects vary, depending on each day’s distractions.

Claudia Fouse Fountaine is an award-winning Bucks County artist known for her colorful depictions of animals, interiors, and local landscapes. This show features all new work from her, done during the pandemic. Smaller in scale than usual, these paintings reflect a somewhat distilled vision, or a "clearer light."



  Visit the event website for more information and additional images.
 
  Don't forget - along with our featured exhibit, all 15 of our professional artists continuously have their work on exhibit. We look forward to your next visit to Artists' Gallery, where there's always something new to see.


Please note that there is no opening reception for this exhibit due to social distancing recommendations. The gallery will be open our regular hours and we hope that you can visit us.


Artists' Gallery, 18 Bridge Street, Lambertville, NJ - map & directionshttps://www.lambertvillearts.com/events/2021/01
Gallery hours: Thurs, Fri, Sat and Sunday 11 am - 6 pm
www.lambertvillearts.com