MAY 15-JUNE 15
The ecliptic is the circular path of the sun on the celestial sphere. And, for their Vernal show, Flatrocks Gallery presents works that celebrate the cyclical nature of the universe. Halos, moons, wedding rings, wheels, clocks… everywhere we turn, we meet images of circularity in our lives. At once the simplest of shapes, it is also the inspiration for philosophers, astronomers, mathematicians and artists. Circularity inspires images that unite and reassure us, that keep us in motion. Each of the artists in “Ecliptic” finds ways to encompass and energize the viewer. Dawn Southworth’s dramatic mixed media boxes are shrine-like constructions that pull one into the process of destruction and recreation. Mary Rhinelander’s paintings pop with color, in and out, in endless exhilarating cycles. Kyle Browne’s graphite drawings remind us of our part in the cycle of nature. Nina Fletcher’s wire works show motion and constant change in three dimensions. Joy Halsted and Gints Grinberg’s sculptural spheres remind us we are part of a larger universe, and Juni Van Dyke’s paintings offer the warmth and imagination of the joyous circle of life. Ecliptic runs through June15th.
Nov. 7- Dec.28
Feast! a show celebrating the art of eating and gathering. We will be filling our walls with a smorgasbord of artists to whet your appetite for the holidays. We are collecting the finest locally made tablewares in clay, metal, wood, glass and linen to bring your table to life.
ON THE WALL: Evan Bailey, Oliver Balf, Debbie Clarke, Nina Fletcher, Paul Cary Goldberg, Susan Guest-McPhail, Joy Halsted, Hans Pundt, Ken Riaf, Mary Rhinelander, Beverly Rippel, Judy Robinson-Cox, Jon Sarkin, Lynne Sausele, Dawn Southworth, & Judy Wright
JANE CROTTY-watercolors, PAT LOWERY COLLINS-pastel, BOB ANDERSON-oil on paper, PIA JUHL NADEL-acrylic, ANNE MARIE CROTTY-paper collage, BEVERLY RIPPEL-oil, BROOKS CROTTY GIBSON-photography, VIVIAN BERMAN-printmaking
August 1st – September 1st 2013
Dream Repeater:Toys Falling a group show and collaboration with IlaSahai Prouty
featuring work by: Heather Atwood, Caroline Bagenal, Bo Hyung Lee, Lynne Sausele, Rocky Delforge, Adriane Herman, Vicky Paret, Doris Prouty, Hans Pundt, IlaSahai Prouty, Sarah Slifer Swift, Stephanie Williams, Tim Averill, Peter Hickman
opening Aug. 3rd 7-9pm readings and artist’s talk Aug. 10th 7pm
On display July 10-July 20
Albert Alcalay-While never identifying himself or being identified with a particular movement, his own development — in a very personal way — picked those gestures and influences that spoke to him as an artist. At the same time, his attention and sensitivity to language, landscape, and the state of the world, enabled him to participate very fully in an American idiom, creating for it a new vernacular of explosive color, idiosyncratic shape, and historical memory.
Ruth Mordecai-Mordecai’s paintings are graphic in that they often feature black and white paint or collage to define sculptural forms and use a variety of lines to define the pictorial space. Often, a dash or two of color brightens an otherwise monochromatic color palette. A series formally and conceptually investigates imagined things such as dreams, fictitious landscapes or visual symbols that reference Biblical stories. Usually her process translates in to the stacking of various images that together have become the iconography of the work. The most recent titles: Dance, Stacks, Between Painting and Sculpture, Landscape, Jacob’s Ladder/Jacob’s Dream (from Genesis) are examples of the use of this visual vocabulary. All works at Flatrocks are on gessoed 100% rag paper with acrylic, oil paint and collage.
Juni Van Dyke-”Art Speak”…I have never been any good at it. All those super intelligent references to techniques and analogies and cryptic introspection…I’m rarely able to figure out what it is that critics (for example) say about artwork. I prefer to just look. My work is mostly untitled. I think it’s easier all around when the viewer decides what the work is about. One day I heard someone say about my paintings: ”Oh, my kid could do this!” I thought “Wonderful!! That’s great!” I am thrilled when my artwork is compared to children’s work, or that the viewer sees in my work a connection to nature — the woods, the sea, the hills…Another thing I love: Working with people who claim that they “can not draw a straight line”. From my twenty years of working with Senior Citizens who have had little or no art training, and seeing the beautiful art that has come forth from them, my definition of what it means to be an artist has been completely redefined.Here is my definition of art:
Art is a creative approach to the task at hand.