Join us for a virtual opening reception Saturday May 1 at 5 –6:30 pm.
View images of the exhibit, featuring two artists whose work explores abstract approaches to drawing. The artists will talk about their work and take questions from attendees.
Exhibit open for in-person viewing May 1 – 23, 2021 by appointment only.
Masks and social distancing required.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a viewing.
Maddy Silber will present “Along the Way: Drawings Past & Present”
“This series of drawings entitled thoughts, marks a new direction for my work which in the last several years has been focused primarily on painting. I am really enjoying the fluidity and directness of drawing with pen to develop forms, spaces and movement in these pieces. each drawing becomes its own thought, as well as being a part of the larger constellation of images. In my work I attempt to depict the complex subtleties of connection and separation in our contemporary relationships. The drawings merge elements of illusionistic realism with components of abstraction, raising questions about the dreamlike realm these images inhabit. These small intimate drawings exist somewhere in between biomorphic abstraction, surrealism and narrative representation, maintaining their existence on the edge of contemporary discourse.”
Gretchen Beck will present Dumi Dumi Goy:
“For the images I produce as an artist, I have conducted research in Niger, West Africa, where I lived for three years. My art involves an exploration of the Nigerien landscape, the Djarma and Fulani cultures and the art forms they create. This abstract work portrays ritual and tradition in Nigerien culture. To create my imagery, I work from a variety of references. Relationships among color, shape, and texture come together to form fluid and grid-like compositions. Color dominates the images and dictates the media employed to produce them. Drawing, painting and collage are the focus
of my artistic repertoire.”