Friday, January 28, 2011

PRESS RELEASE: Cheryl Daye Dick at the Emile A. Gruppe Gallery in Jericho

Midddlesex artist Cheryl Daye Dick pulls images out of the past and onto her canvas in her latest exhibition Memories: North and South at the Emile A. Gruppe Gallery on January 27 through February 27. There will be a public reception for the artist on Sunday, January 30 from 2 - 4:30pm.

On Sunday, February 6, Cheryl will discuss her work from 3-4:30 pm at the gallery. African American history is at the heart of much of her art and life experiences. Cheryl says "art is a way of looking. Through the use of silent image, art allows our minds in a preverbal, almost primitive way, to create a story, feelings and subjective response to it. Landscapes both Northern and Southern tell a great deal about how I feel formed and informed by place – languid, southern heat, Vermont's flinty cold. My figures come from childhood dinner table discussions that always drifted to southern subjects and relatives."

Cheryl's work is adeptly expressed in pastels , watercolor and oils. She has exhibited in galleries throughout New England. In 2001 her show The Ancestors, hung in the Vermont Supreme Court Gallery in Montpelier. For more information, see www.emilegruppe

Image: Buffalo Soldier Sitting