An exhibition of Suzanne Marshall-Non-Objective Painting
First Friday Citywide Event
Artist Reception & Talk
April 6, 2018
From: 5:00-8:30 PM
Show Closes: April 27, 2018
Marshall's artist statement, "I always knew I wanted to be an artist. I used to paint on the closet walls behind my mother's dresses. It was pure joy. Later, when I began my formal training, I was inspired by abstract expressionism. By that time. AE was already old hat. The search for 'a new hat' went on for decades.
Recently I decided I would just paint for the sheer joy of it again. I've learned a lot since I was a closet-painter, and I am still learning. The tenets of the mid-century painters are my parameters. A painting is a 2/D surface, not a window on the world; the color, the texture, the shapes, and the edges where one color meets another reveals the content. That's all there is, and it's enough.
I try to keep an empty mind when I am painting and not try to create images or narratives; even so, the result sparks my imagination; and I see something and feel something that I can't put into works that is meaningful to me."
An exhibition Wood-Fired Pottery and Wood-Block Prints
First Friday Citywide Event
March 2, 2018
From: 5-8:30 PM
Artists' Talk, March 3, 2018
From: 1-3:00 PM
Show closes: March 30, 2018
Willi Singleton states, "Holding Space is a term that can have widely varying meanings. I use the term Holding Space as a way of considering how clay vessels "hold space" in very concrete ways, while also performing metaphorically as a way of conveying attachment to place, since my pots are essentially expressions of my place. My clay is my local mountain (Hawk Mountain), mixed with remnants of a regional waterway (the Susquehanna river delta). My glazes are my backyard (bamboo, forest wood, and clay from the creek) and surrounding fields (corn), plus a few things from the ceramic supply store. This place has given birth to these clay artifacts that embody my three decade dialogue with my Kempton surroundings.
My pots will be accompanied by two series of new prints. One series depicts some of the processes by which these pots come into being. This is my attempt to show that the richness of the product results from the beauty of the process. I will also be showing prints made during a residency at the Herekeke Art Center, near Taos, of the mountains and rivers in that vicinity. These prints are inspired by both the Herekeke surroundings and Gary Snyder. Snyder talks about mountains channeling water just as rivers shape mountains. Similarly, people shape their place just as the place shapes the people, by posing possibilities and imposing parameters we must work in coordination with. Please stop by the gallery to see these prints that support my pots as evidence of this principle of mutual shaping, of potter and place".