We’ll be rescheduling our April exhibitions for a later date, but in the meantime we’re exciting to partner with the exhibiting artists and share a teaser of their work!
On Thursday April 2, tune in to our Facebook page from 6-7pm for a First Thursday online event.So grab your favorite beverage, log on to Facebook and pop in during the livestream and say hello! If you’re lucky, you might win one of the $50 gift certificates to Books & Books at The Studios we’ll be giving away that hour!
Browse the works below, read brief statements, and even find links to purchase!
Amanda Church, Paula De Luccia, Beth Kaminstein, Leslie Parke, and Lauren Olitski are five female artists who had connections to Bennington College in the ‘60s and ‘70s and also, more recently, to the Florida Keys. Read more.
sponsored by The Perry Hotel
Binard’s portraits combine painting with ceramic and mixed media to comment on the tension between one’s identity in the eyes of others, and the one we choose ourselves. Intensely personal, the pieces touch on Binard’s racial and cultural history. Read more.
Spain pieces shapes of color together into large scale oil paintings. Bright flowers overflow from fenced yards, while palms and poincianas overlap each other, covering the view above with shades of green and vermillion. Read more.
sponsored by Spottswood, Spottswood, Spottswood & Sterling, PLLC
Hot Shot is part of a recent group of hot-hued paintings started earlier this year, a contrast to the predominately blue and black series that comprised last year’s “Recliners” show at High Noon in NYC. They might, unintentionally since done before the global spread of the coronavirus, provide a little tropical solace if one believes in the transcendent power of art.
I have early memories of a toy from the 1950’s… Colorforms. There was something satisfying in the quick way I could move colors around, peel them off the sheet and place them wherever I wanted to create other shapes. Who knows what sticks in one’s psyche, rattling around and making noise calling for attention?
Large-scale clay forms that levitate and open space, made from earth but trying to be free from it.
I’m interested in finding an organic edge, a form detached from nature, but at the same time completely natural, meant to be.
My “thread” paintings, which appear completely abstract are actually based on compositions I made with threads, that I then photographed and painted from the photographs. While these paintings may appear arbitrary, they are at the core specific representations of real objects.
This piece marked the beginning of mixing pottery and traditional oil painting for me. Clay has always more spontaneous and fun for, whereas painting has always come with resistance. Initially inspired a phrase from Walt Whitman’s “I Sing the Body Electric”, the piece developed into a work symbolizing the constant filling and emptying of vessels as we develop. Hopefully throughout life, we become more discerning of what we put in our vessels and what we choose to pour out.
This piece is about the moments of acceptance, the letting go of frustrations, that swirl around the tricky experience of navigating black and white under the same roof, and within the same person.
This work metaphorically restored balance to the racial power struggle I felt I witnessed and witness. Through these paintings, I get to rewrite and shift weight where I feel it should’ve been placed in the past. And in that process, more accurately define my own identity.
Inspired by the perceived sensory playground of the womb, this piece represents the incubation period of all possibilities, all potentials, fertility and abundance.
A nostalgic creation about how falling in love provides an intense comfort that can only be received with innocence and abandon, This Must Be The Place pays tribute to David Byrne’s evocative lyrics “…feet on the ground, head in the sky…”.
Juxtaposing the beauty of ballet and water, Balance depicts the strength of stillness inside fluid movement, revealing our remarkable capability to remain intact while relentless changes occur all around us.
I spend most evenings outside in my backyard. Often the pink sunset sky reflects on my neighbors pool, making it a temporary magical shade of magenta. I loved the idea of creating a pool that could stay that shade of pink forever.
I wanted this work to portray the overlapping and intwining plants that line the side streets of the island. I want it to feel “lush” and “overgrown” with a hint of “chaotic.”
Lately I’ve been mixing abstract and representational forms of painting together to be able to better convey ideas, moods, and scenes to viewers. This painting is a memory of a classic sunny day, sitting in my backyard surrounded by flowering trees and palms, snacking on fresh dragonfruit.