Sunday, January 17, 2016

After Rodin: The Contemporary Figure

Our current show opened January 14th on the heels of the Virgnia Museum of Fine Arts's exhibit Rodin: Evolution of a genius. Inspired by the works of Rodin, artists including: Jocelyn Braxton Armstrong, Robert Bricker, Bob Clyatt, Fredric A. Crist, Paul DiPasqulae, James HubinRaymond Kaskey, Nol Putnam, Helene Roberts, Maggie Siner, Charles Sthreshley, Morgan Yacoe, and Richard Weaver  showcase their diverse works in assorted mediums and techniques. On their own the pieces  demonstrate the adept abilities of the artists, but when arranged within the confines of our gallery walls it's pure eye-candy.

Two such works that exemplify this ranging harmony of styles are Raymond Kaskey's Iphigenia and Fredrick A. Crist's Samurai!.

Kaskey's work based on the Greek Myth manifests femininity in sculptural form. The delicate details of the figure as she perches atop a ball give the piece a sense of motion and fluidity.

Raymond Kaskey
Bronze on Marble Base
17 x 16 x 4.5 inches

Contrasting this is Crist's work Samurai!. The heavy and bold forms of the sculpture create a masculine focal point commanding the attention of the viewer.

Frederic A. Crist
Forged Steel
14 x 16 x 8 inches

To see these and many other works and by various artists we ask you to please stop in the gallery: Tuesday- Friday, Saturday 11-4 and Sunday 12-4. This show runs through February 27th.

Sunday, January 3, 2016

The first post of 2016 brings with it the excitement for our upcoming first exhibition, After Rodin: The Contemporary Figure and fond remembrance for the 4th Annual Miniature Show.  This show consisting of tiny wonders, sized 8 x 8 and smaller in various mediums, is both a staff and local favorite.

So as we take down the wreaths from the front doors and the "mini" pieces from the walls, we look back on the past year with gratitude and thanks to all our artists and patrons.  Happy New Year!!!

Opening Reception
After Rodin: The Contemporary Figure

January 14, 2016

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Opening Reception _ After Rodin_ The Contemporary Figure