THE INNOCENCE OF TREES 4/21/17 - 6/10/17
THE INNOCENCE OF TREES:
featuring nine artists, Anne Doris-Eisner, Claire McConaughy, Dana Scott, Geoffrey Sokol, James Pustorino, Julie Anne Mann, Kathleen Vance, Shelley Haven, Yeon Ji Yoo, each in their own gallery room. The exhibition is curated by Anne Trauben.
Drawing Rooms will be a forest during Earth Day, Arbor Day and all through May as we celebrate our love of Planet Earth. This is our second show of the year in response to the new administration. The Innocence of Trees is an exhibit featuring drawing, painting, photography, sculpture and installation by artists whose create series of work that focus on a study of trees.
Anne Doris-Eisner’s imposing, life-size black and white tree trunk drawings are made with a tactile and strenuous process of mark making, a calligrapher and lover of line, each mark is meaningful to her.
For painter Claire McConaughy, the forms and tones of a scene are adjusted until they are new moments poetically composed. The subtle colors and movements of trees against sky are her concerns. a common subject, often recurring in my work.
In Dana Scott’s installation, Ghost Forest, the quiet austerity of trees is emphasized by the repetition of simple form, both throughout the space and within the images, while the translucent material evokes the mysterious beauty of the forest.
Geoffrey Sokol photographs trees for the peacefulness he feels walking among them. These images, taken in woods, forests, and urban parks and gardens are both real, and ‘suggestions’, possibilities, using digital and darkroom techniques.
Studies of trees and architectural structure in urban areas inform James Pustorino’s large, detailed drawings, which attempt to capture the movement of individual trees and the space around them.
A circle of branches appear to come straight out of the wall in Julie Anne Mann’s ‘Threshold’. The artist says, “these branches have formed a union, an eclipse, a safe place, an unbreakable boundary, united, equal. Their branches mark the passage of time with the passing sun.”
In her “Traveling Landscapes” Kathleen Vance creates miniature landscapes inside vintage suitcases and trunks. The bucolic scenes harken to a place out of time and a romanticism of nature.
Painter Shelly Haven builds delicate layers of paint that reveal the mood and story of the land inviting quiet meditation.
Yeon Ji Yoo’s gallery room becomes a dreamland of inky wash pines on white paper walls as she reaches back into childhood remembrances of her life in Korea.
The public is invited to the Artist Reception, Sunday, 4/23/16 from 3-6p.
Admission is Free and includes wine and light snacks. Please join us to see this exciting show.
Come to the free Artist Talks on Saturday 5/6/17, Sunday, 5/7/17, from 3-6pm, and meet the artists in a small group setting to learn about their work, and to the Closing Party Sat 6/10/17, 3-6p.
Learn more about events planned with this show.