Monday, July 1, 2013

STOWE: Jessie Pollock at West Branch Gallery plus Marc Civitarese and Susan Wahlrab "Upstairs"

Opening Reception: Saturday, July 6, 2013, 6 to 8:30 pm

West Branch Gallery & Sculpture Park Invites You to an Opening Reception for
An opening reception for Jessie Pollock's exhibition "Sensitive Chaos Redux"
Please join us
This Saturday, July 6th 6-8:30 pm
for a gala opening reception to celebrate the exhibition of 

Jessie Pollock
Sensitive Chaos Redux

as well as an exhibition of new works by

Marc Civitarese and Susan Wahlrab
in our Upstairs at West Branch Galleries

A gallery talk will be given by Meg Brazill, writer for Art New England. 
Music will be provided by guitarist, Joe Capps, and catering will be provided by Susanna's Catering.

For the month of July, West Branch Gallery is excited combine the opening of our new exhibition in our Upstairs at West Branch
 with the gala opening reception for a solo exhibition of new works by Jessie Pollock.

Jessie Pollock brings together the invisible and the vanished in her solo show of mixed media and encaustic works, Sensitive Chaos Redux at West Branch Gallery.
Pollock’s Sensitive Chaos series is directly inspired by the writings of Theodore Schwenk, founder of the Institute for Flow and his theories about the repetitive patterns in nature, which are caused by the flow of water.  Pollock’s work uses the all-encompassing medium of encaustic wax painting, which she describes as a combination of elements of drawing, sculpting and painting to explore the undercurrents found in our natural world.

In her Vanishing Landscape series, Pollock uses her encaustic method, combined with found imagery from times past. Obsolete machinery, foregone eras of bustling agricultural communities, and the changing uses of the landscape all call to mind memories of a time gone by. These two series come together to form Sensitive Chaos Redux, an exhibition that glows with a sensitivity to and understanding of the subtleties and beauty of our relationships to nature.

July's Upstairs at West Branch Gallery exhibition features new works by two of our talented West Branch artists, Marc Civitarese and Susan Wahlrab.
Marc Civitarese’s paintings, though based in the landscape tradition, are cerebral and visceral explorations of the relationship between man and nature. A departure from a purely realist depiction of the world, Civitarese’s work moves towards a more expressive sensibility.  Susan Wahlrab’s unique approach to watercolor painting draws on her background in printmaking to build up imagery through the layering of colored washes and line work. Wahlrab's paintings reflect the continuing journey of her experience observing and intimately connecting to the natural world. 

 An event-filled night not to be missed!
For  more information on each of these and other artists, please visit our website