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September 2, 2023 at 12:00 pm - 5:00 pmFree
Paintings by Terry Ekasala, Rick Harlow, and Craig Stockwell
July 1 through September 3, Saturdays 12-5 or by appointment anytime, text 802-777-2713. Opening reception June 30, 5-7pm.
Most years, we in New England experience massive storms called Nor’easters. In the winter months these epic events usually stop everything for a few days while we dig our way out of snow drifts and wait for electricity to resume. As artists, we relish any reason to stop in our tracks, slow time, and experience stillness. The reflections of light after a fresh snowfall create an optimal condition for alchemy in our studios to create deeper experiences with color, texture and spacial illusion in our work.
Terry Ekasala from Burke, VT, Rick Harlow from Saxtons River, VT, and Craig Stockwell from Keene, NH all make paintings that ask us to slow down and reflect on such metaphors.
Engagement with Rick Harlow’s paintings opens our minds to experience new visual phenomenon, not unlike staring up into weather. They challenge our senses with subtle and sometimes dramatic changes as we view them from different distances.
Terry Ekasala layers washes and brushes of paint in ways that gently breathe invented abstract landscapes to life from her hilltop studio. We track the forms that coalesce and then disappear as if a cloud has moved across the work, altering its inner light.
Craig Stockwell’s personal memorial installation to Mount Washington wrestles with the inherent dangers of the outdoors. His landscape and figuration are enigmatically juxtaposed by color grids, reminding us that narrative memories are themselves an abstraction.
As they reveal themselves, the paintings of each of these mature artists create an individual and collective sensory content of atmospheric “otherness” that connects them to each other and to our sense of place on the expansive grounds of the Bundy Modern Gallery in Waitsfield, VT.