Time: March 2, 2013 to March 29, 2013
Location: Hosmer Gallery
Street: 20 West St
Website or Map: http://forbeslibrary.org/hosm…
Event Type: exhibition, artist reception, collage, assemblage
Organized By: Hosmer Gallery
Latest Activity: Mar 9, 2013
Reception: Saturday, March 2, 2-4 PM
Bobbie Salthouse: Assemblages
Bobbie Salthouse, painter, designer, and resident of South Hadley, studied Art History at Bryn Mawr College and the University of Pennsylvania. She has studied painting, drawing, graphic design and advertising at the School of Visual Arts in New York.
In creating her assemblages, Bobbie starts with simple things, often found outdoors, which she combines with monoprints, paintings, and small constructions made from paper and wire. Bobbie thinks of her series of small assemblages as "visual haiku," poetic statements based on natural observation that encourage the viewer to connect and seek a deeper meaning. She questions how taking objects, both natural and man-made, out of their original environment and into the studio--and into a gallery-- changes our relationship with them. While the results appear abstract, she invites the viewer to contemplate the relationships and juxtapositions of elements found within these miniature worlds.
Judith Tingley: Mixed Metaphors
Judith has chosen collage work because of the possibilities it offers for the clash and convergence of ideas and attitudes. She uses much iconic imagery and public domain material to create her pieces, and manipulates them through the use of hand-coloring. She likes to juxtapose icons of high and popular culture with seemingly unrelated objects in unexpected settings, thereby creating surprising connections and disjunctions. By holding up a distorted mirror, she hopes to jolt the viewer into a different way of seeing.
Greg Cangialosi: Cut-Ups
Greg has been an art student, assistant curator, exhibitions coordinator, and continues to make visual art in watercolor, acrylic. and found objects. Presently self-employed as a carpenter/painter, he enjoys woodworking, fly fishing and hanging around the barn studio ... when it's warm enough.
The work he will be showing at Hosmer Gallery are collages made from old watercolors and drawings, hence the title: "Cut-Ups." The works are also very playful, adding another meaning to the title.