December 09, 2011 — January 14, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
ILLUMINATE: DECEMBER GROUP EXHIBITION AT THE PAGE BOND GALLERY, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2011
The Page Bond Gallery is pleased to present ILLUMINATE: A December Group Exhibition of painting, photography, ceramics, and sculpture.
Mira Hecht’s “Close to Home” series is the most recent step in her exploration of the formal, emotional, and spiritual properties of the circle. Her intuitive, mandala-like compositions, reminiscent of light refracted through water droplets, have gained much critical acclaim. They are simultaneously dynamic and quiet, strengthened by tensions between surface and depth, and positive and negative space. Her canvases have a meditative quality that rewards extended viewing.
Piero Fenci is primarily known for his ceramics, but he draws inspiration from media as diverse as Japanese Muromachi armor, Etruscan pottery, and American Shaker craft. In an age of mass-production, his functional objects are novel for their handmade quality and the intimate connection they suggest between artist and viewer. They signal a return to handicraft and a subjective model of authorship.
Seasoned artist Ann Lyne’s sumptuous, highly worked surfaces are part abstract pattern and part observational study. Her works are recognizable by their expressive, painterly brush strokes and the warmth and purity of their light. Charged with energy and individuality, they are a record of the joyful process of their making.
Other national and international artists participating in ILLUMINATE include Liz Akamatsu, Andy Bality, Will Berry, Robin Braun, Dragana Crnjak, Erik Gonzalez, Amber George, Sarah Irvin, Julian Jackson, Sally Man, Kathleen Markowitz, B. Millner, Hullie Moore, Holly Morrison, Tim O’Kane, Curtis Ripley, Eleanor Rufty, Peri Schwartz, Erling Sjovold, Tanja Softic, Randy Toy, and Kazaan Viveiros.
An opening reception for the artists will take place at the Page Bond Gallery on Friday, December 9 from 7 to 9 pm. The exhibition will remain on view through Saturday, January 14, 2012.
The Page Bond Gallery, located at 1625 West Main Street, exhibits contemporary art in a wide variety of media and disciplines including painting, printmaking, photography, sculpture and ceramics. The gallery acts as a venue for the work of emerging and established artists with local, national, and international reputations,