Current Exhibitions 

Traverse: Megan Kathol Bersett and Tyler Lotz

January 11– February 15, 2019

Artist Reception: Friday, January 18, 5-7pm

Megan Kathol Bersett uses acrylic paint and collage to visually process conflicting elements that occur in daily life. These might be the flow between attention and distraction, or a dissonant emotional state that persists during a social encounter. The artist evokes these types of relationships and states through the interactions of shape and space using camouflage techniques. Abstract pattern and geological metaphors further complicate the visual activity in the work, alluding to the ongoing need to refocus and reconsider one’s perceptions and actions in relation to the outside world.

Tyler Lotz Ceramic works are about abstraction, a longing for wilderness, and failed attempts at conjuring personal experiences he has had in the landscape. He uses a playful variety of glazes and application techniques to create a surface that alters our perception of the angular and organic ceramic forms. Incorporating both casting and hand forming techniques, the sculptures have the sensibility of synthetic, fabricated and built objects and environments.

Generously Sponsored by Susan Emmerson.

In Contrast: Jeff Bess

January 11– February 15, 2019

Artist Reception: Friday, January 18, 5-7pm

Jeff Bess designs spaces with a simplicity that resonates with a sense of volume, drama, power and many times, humor. He emphasizes the luminosity found in our surroundings and emboldens the discarded or overlooked of the everyday. Bess finds success in helping others see and appreciate some of this intimate beauty.

Generously sponsored by Gay Dolan.

Marisa Boyd

January 11– February 15, 2019

Artist Reception: Friday, January 18, 5-7pm

Artist Statement:

The paintings represent a basic feeling of “fogginess”, a winter evening, and the sense of night. I am a passerby, walking, driving, taking in general details of the landscape. I have spent much of my time on the road driving from place to place. I look up at the sky, to the surrounding landscape, and to the pavement. Many times this year, I experienced clouds above that were pink and a fog in front of me.

What draws me into the drawings is that they came from a place that was seen with my eyes closed. Drawing is tracing shapes that I see behind my eyelids, sounds that I hear, and then transfer them onto paper. It is the unknown outcome that keeps me interested. The contour lines are evaluated, cut away and layered to create something new. My hope is that they are read into as figurative or some sort of representation.

I am always moving forward to a destination. There are exits to take, roads to follow, and a door waiting to be opened. Walls are covered with knick-knacks, art, pattern, and in the moment before the lights are turned on, they are in the shadows seen as faint silhouettes.

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