Paintings, Photographs and Word Art by Lauren Scott, Terry Wise and Judson Brown

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Paintings, Photographs and Word Art by Lauren Scott, Terry Wise and Judson Brown

Time: January 4, 2012 to January 30, 2012
Location: Hosmer Gallery
Street: 20 West St
City/Town: Northampton
Website or Map: http://forbeslibrary.org/hosm…
Phone: 413-587-1013
Event Type: exhibition, painting, photography, artist reception
Organized By: Hosmer Gallery
Latest Activity: Dec 14, 2011

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Reception: Saturday January 7, 2-4 PM

Judson Brown, a longtime writer, was given a digital camera for Christmas seven years ago. He was "a confirmed shutterbug from the first snapshot." Judson proceeds on intution, looking for that metaphysical moment when the elements of the composition are in dynamic balance.

The words pasted between the pictures are examples of extreme verbal compression aimed at producing a strong visual or aural effect, so they are seeking a similar aesthetic as the photographs.

Terry Wise has studied textile design, liturgical design, graphic and surface design, printmaking, and eventually painting. The oil paintings exhibited in this show are drawn from recent work created in her studio in the Berkshires and in the countryside of Umbria in June 2011. The process of painting landscapes and still life paintings “al fresco” in Italy inspired a series of Berkshire backyard landscapes upon her return home.

Lauren Scott's paintings are "about" events and experiences that matter to her, but she uses complex compositions, distorted perspectives, and intense color to show the psychological basis of the reality. "The tension between subject matter and the rhythm of colors and shapes are extremely vital to the piece. Images are simplified with the blocks of color to create a textured reality that is sympathetic to my sense and familiarity."

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