Friday, January 13, 2012

PRESS RELEASE: Janet Wormser at Vermont Arts Council’s Spotlight Gallery in Montpelier

The Vermont Arts Council’s Spotlight Gallery is currently hosting an exhibit of paintings by Cabot artist Janet Wormser, through February 29th. A reception will be held on February 10th from 4PM to 7PM in conjunction with Montpelier’s Art Walk.

Wormser began painting in the early ‘80s after seeing an exhibit of work by Fairfield Porter. She sees herself as an artist who is "interested in creating an immediacy, a presence on canvas that feels like a natural wholeness, a mood of beauty and emotion that comes from [her] passion for form and color."

She explains further: “I love the aesthetic vitality of painters such as Bonnard and Matisse, the quiet of Morandi and Vuillard, and the anonymous marks of Hodgkin. My goal is to create paintings that aspire to incorporate the beauty, feeling and sensitivity that these painters impart in their work. In living a contemplative life close to nature, I have wondered how I could dig into my imagination and with paint create the equivalent of tone poems.”

The Spotlight Gallery is located in the Vermont Arts Council offices at 136 State Street in Montpelier and is open to the public Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 4:30pm.

Image: Landscape, oil on canvas, 24 x 24" , 2011