Sunday, November 7, 2010

Art and Hours

If you missed the reception for What Remains at Seminary Arts, but you still want to see the show, don't fret. You can swing by any time it's open for classes which is:
Tues 3:30 to 8 pm 
Wed 2:30 to 5 pm
Thurs 3:00 to 8 pm 
Saturday 10 am to 2pm 
or by appointment (802) 253-8790
To be honest, I am a bit overwhelmed by the tremendous response the show has had already. It has gotten quite a bit of press and  I have sold quite a few pieces already.  I am so grateful for all the people who have helped me get to this point. I could not have done this without any of you.

Jim and I went out this past Friday to check out the Art Walk in Downtown Burlington. If you are not familiar with this. Many businesses and galleries open their doors to the public on the 1st Friday of the month to celebrate the art exhibition they are showing. The Art Map Burlington, prints a great monthly guide to exhibition in and around Burlington. They also have an informative website with links to different artists blogs/websites. I am not an art critic so I won't even attempt to judge any show. I will leave that those who are far better versed and eloquent than me. I only have my opinions and observations, so I will share those with you.

Our first stop was The SPACE gallery, to see their new show:  Make Art, Repeat. It was great to see Christy and other artists in the show at their opening reception. I'm always impressed by Ashley Roark's shadow and light work. This installation did not fail to astound  me. The work seems simple, she creates patterns with  pins, (and now large nails) in the wall, but the effect when she applies directional light is wonderful. It simply needs to be experienced to be understood,

Tarrah Krajnak
Then we headed downtown, in search of dinner and more art. Following the recommendation of a friend we saw at the SPACE gallery, we stopped at the Firehouse Gallery. We checked out two exhibits there: Homunculus and An Inch of dust.

Homunculus, by UVM professor, Steven Budingtonn is a Dali-like exploration of the human body and technology. A fantastical  interweaving of fleshy parts, i-pods, artificial hearts and cosmetic surgery. Beautiful, yet slightly gory and monstrous, his painting and drawing are surrealistic and provocative.

On the second floor we saw An Inch of Dust by Tarrah Krajnak, who also teaches at UVM. Krajnak takes archived photos and projects them onto sculptural paper pieces and then re-photographs them. The result is a distorted  image laced in mystery and memory. 
Jon Gregg

Our last stop was at the Amy E. Tarrant Gallery, where we saw the work of Vermont artist Jon Gregg.This show, simply titled “Recent Works on Paper”, consists of  50 works of oil pastels on paper, all untitled. His work is very moody and abstract. Landscapes, villages, horses and come into view through his scratchy silhouettes of images that look more like paintings than drawings. 

1 comment:

Sweet Enemy said...

Thanks for posting the gallery times... I'm going to try and make it Wednesday (unless we don't have Pollinators meeting Tues.)
Also an aha moment, I thought Jon Gregg's work looked familiar... one of his pieces was in my room at the VT Studio Center during VT week. And go figure, he's the co-founder. :)