Wednesday, July 10, 2013

BRANDON: Fiber and Photography / Biklen and Bilodeau at Brandon Artists Guild

Through September 3, 2013
The BrandonArtists Guild
7 Center St. 
Brandon, VT

The Brandon Artists Guild is happy to present Fiber and Photography / Biklen and Bilodeau.
Copper Sky by Douglas Biklen

Douglas Biklen
The surprising fact about the art of Douglas Biklen, is that his serene abstract pictures are actually photographs. Bold blown up textural details, enhanced by vibrant color, create Biklen’s distinct style. Mystery surrounds the actual sources of the subject matter, yet the results are intriguing, with minimalist expertise. “Fields of Rain”, “Beach Bubbles Under Water”, and “Television Art” are meant to evoke scenes in the natural world, using the camera to “construct images grounded in the lines, colors, and distortions of the physical”. His passion for photography began in his early childhood with an early medium format Kodak camera. Biklen now leads a diverse life as a filmmaker, producer, director, college administrator, and art photographer who enjoys the Orwell countryside and Vermont ski mountains.
Biklen is Dean of the School of Education at Syracuse University. He spends much of each summer and many weekends throughout the year in Orwell, VT.

Morning Sky by Doug Biklen

Textural detail from work by Althea Bilodeau
Althea Bilodeau
Felted wool and silk are combined in the clothing and accessories created by Althea Bilodeau, a third generation fiber artist. In her unique pieces, her hand dyed silk fabrics and wool fiber are joined together by hand into non-woven fabric using her own interpretation of an ancient wet felting technique. the result is light and flowing contemporary felt garments, which are deceptively durable. American Fashion Designer Chris Benz has recently featured her fabrics in several fashion collections. 
Bilodeau is currently co-president of the Northeast Feltmakers Guild. She resides in North Chittenden, Vermont.
Detail from a fiber art work by Althea Bilodeau
The show runs through Sept. 3, 2013
The BrandonArtists Guild
7 Center St.
Brandon, Vermont
Open every day, 10am to 5pm

To contact the artists directly go to:

BURLINGTON: July with Sophia Berard, Donna Bourne, and others at S.P.A.C.E. | Backspace | Studio 266 | Soda Plant


In the S.P.A.C.E. and Backspace Galleries.......................

Simpleton Sideways, Sophia Berard
Simpleton Sideways, embroidery work by Sophia Berard

The Current Rout, by Sophia Berard

July 5 - 27

Opening Reception: Friday, July 5 from 5 – 9 pm

"The Current Rout’, by Sophia Berard, is an installation consisting of embroidery, sculpture and spatial commentary based in observations and notions of our collective experience.
Revisiting ‘The Route of Et Al’, which explored the awareness of others and attendance of different paths within a manipulated space, Berard brings many elements, simultaneously intact and transformed to The S.P.A.C.E. and Backspace Galleries this July.
The S.P.A.C.E. and Backspace Galleries
266 Pine Street, Suite 105 & 106
Burlington, VT 05401
Gallery Hours:
Wednesday - Friday 11 - 5 pm
Saturday - Sunday 12 - 5pm

In The Soda Plant...........................................................

The Bear (The Gathering), by Jess Polanshek
The Bear (The Gathering), by Jess Polanshek

Artistic Insights

June 7 - August 17

Opening Reception: Friday, July 5 from 5 - 9 pm

Artistic Insights' is the inaugural members' exhibition at The Soda Plant featuring work by Vermont artists. Selections of their work are highlighted to speak of the creative process and specific mediums used by each unique individual.
The Soda Plant
266 Pine Street, Burlington, VT 05401
(802) 578-2512
Gallery Hours:
Monday - Friday from 9 - 5pm, Saturday & Sunday from 12 - 5pm

Across Pine @ Studio 266................................................

Approaching Shore  by D. Bourne
Approaching Shore, oil paintings by Donna Bourne

From California to Vermont

July 1 - 30

Opening Reception: Friday, July 5 from 5:30 - 8 pm

From California to Vermont is a compilation of Donna Bourne's oil landscape paintings and compositions taken from a variety of series painted over 30 years in California and introducing some new Vermont inspired pieces.
Studio 266
266 S. Champlain St.
(behind New England Floor Covering)
Burlington, VT 05401
(802) 578-2512
Additional Gallery Hours: By Appointment
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Tuesday, July 9, 2013

WAITSFIELD: Green Mt. Watercolor Exhibition at Lareau Farm

Green Mountain Watercolor Exhibition
Big Red Barn Gallery at Lareau Farm Inn
Waitsfield, VT
Through July 28, 2013

“High Wall” by Robert O’Brien (Perkinsville, Vt.)
The 2nd Annual Green Mountain Watercolor Exhibition opens to the public on Sunday, June 30th. Everyone is invited to view this spectacular new show on exhibit in the Big Red Barn Gallery at Lareau Farm Inn, home of American Flatbread. The paintings were selected from entries received from around the country. Three jurors chose 72 paintings from 37 artists, which show a broad range of styles and techniques that are possible with the watercolor medium. The work runs the gamut from abstract to photo-realism.

“As curator, I’ve dreamed of bringing a watercolor exhibition to the Valley for a long time,” said Gary Eckhart, watercolor artist and President of the Valley Arts Foundation. “This is our first step in a five-year process to create a nationally recognized show that brings the highest quality artwork from around the country to the Mad River Valley. This is a good start, with paintings from Vermont, New York, Illinois and Georgia on display.” The concept of a major exhibition originated in March 2012 when the Valley Arts Foundation hosted a watercolor show by eight regional artists at the Festival Gallery.

“Cast of Thousands” by Peter Huntoon (Middletown Springs, Vt.)

Watercolor paintings, long considered the lesser medium to oil paintings are now highly desired by collectors and museums. Refinements in pigments have created a brilliance and depth in colors that are as striking and permanent as those in the oil medium. Watercolor is used “to transform mundane, everyday scenes into beautiful works of art,” says Robert O’Brien, internationally recognized watercolor artist. Mr. O’Brien’s work emphasizes ordinary images that are transformed through the interplay of light and shadow. 

Jeanne Carbonetti, from Chester, Vermont is the Juror of Awards and is internationally recognized as a watercolor artist and author of six books on painting. Over $1,000 in prize money and merchandise will be awarded ranging from $100 to $500, including Best of Show, sponsored by the Mad River Valley Chamber of Commerce. Other awards include the President’s Award, the Board of Director’s Award, the Moosewalk Studios and Gallery Award, the Nancy and Jess Mobley Award and the Big Red Barn Art Show Award.  Holbein Artists Materials has contributed a merchandise award. In addition, visitors to the exhibition will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite painting for the People’s Choice Award.

A new concept for competitive shows, the Green Mountain Watercolor Exhibition includes a Small Works Show. Participating artists have been given the opportunity to show an additional, smaller painting in a side gallery. The paintings are priced and sized for the beginning collector or for anyone who wishes to own a beautiful piece of art.

The Green Mountain Watercolor Exhibition would not exist without the tremendous support of our corporate partner, Lareau Farm, home of American Flatbread and a generous grant from the Mad River Valley Chamber of Commerce Marketing-Events Fund.   

The Green Mountain Watercolor Exhibition is located at the Big Red Barn Gallery at Lareau Farm in Waitsfield, Vermont and is open Thursdays through Sundays from 12:00 noon until 9:00 p.m.  For more information go to or contact the Valley Arts Foundation at 802-496-6682 /

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Images: (Top) “High Wall” by Robert O’Brien, Perkinsville, Vermont
(Bottom) “Cast of Thousands” by Peter Huntoon, Middletown Springs, Vermont

MANCHESTER: 84th Annual Summer Art Exhibition at SVAC

July 6 - August 18, 2013
Southern Vermont Arts Center
Manchester, VT

Monday, July 8, 2013

BERLIN: Borderlines - photos by Terry Allen at Central VT Medical Center

Terry Allen “Borderlines” Exhibit 
CVMC Art Gallery, Central Vermont Medical Center 
Berlin, VT 
Through August 23, 2013

“Borderlines,” an exhibit of Terry Allen’s photography is currently hanging in the lobby at Central Vermont Medical Center. It shows people and cultures on the edges of society and the cusp of change. Some photos soften the boundaries that divide people or blur the hard borders separating sky, water, and stone. “These photographs are amazing,” remarked CVMC President and CEO Judy Tartaglia.

“Subjects range from children at play in a Thai temple to a photo quilt assembled from quarry machinery shed to a cat on a graffitied car hood in Queens, NYC.” Allen has been photographing throughout her life, starting with her travels around Asia, including six years in Japan, and several months in China just after Mao’s death.

She continued snapping pictures while working as a journalist covering the wars that devastated Central America during the 1980s and as part of a medical assessment team on the eve of the US invasion of Iraq. “I just love the act of taking pictures, and the illusion of stopping time,” commented Terry.

Allen’s photos have been published in the New York Times and other US and international publications, exhibited in group and one-person shows, and presented in the U.S. Senate as evidence of human rights violations. Terry is a UVM graduate, attended the University of Chicago and completed the intensive Japanese language program at Harvard University. She lives in East Montpelier. The show will remain at CVMC through August 23, 2013.

Abandoned Quarry in Autumn, Barre from Terry Allen’s photography exhibit “Borderlines” currently hanging in the lobby at Central Vermont Medical Central.

More photos from Terry Allen's "Borderline" series can be found here:

STOWE: Painters Marc Civitarese and Susan Wahlrab at West Branch

West Branch Gallery & Sculpture Park in Stowe, VT is pleased to announce the opening of two solo-shows in our Upstairs at West Branch galleries for the month of July. This show features the work of two talented West Branch painters, 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. Each painting is a memory; a reflection of the painter's observations of nature, which are reduced, distilled, and refined to the pure elements that engaged and provoked his response. Marc Civitarese attended the School of the Museum of Fine arts, Boston, and Tufts University where he earned his Master of Fine Arts. Solo exhibitions have included the Lanoue Fine Art Gallery, Boston, the William Scott Gallery in Provincetown, MA and the Circa Gallery, Minneapolis MN. Civitarese's work is included in national and international collections, including the Bellagio Hotel, Las Vegas, Merrell Lynch, and the Coraracion Geo, Mexico City, Mexico.

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. Using archival clayboards as her painting surface, Wahlrab achieves stunningly rendered compositions, which read initially as representational paintings of natural settings. Upon closer study though, the work reveals itself to be the recognizable culmination of abstract shapes and gestures. These depictions are the result of the deft use of her medium. These paintings represent Susan’s time walking, playing and sitting in stillness in nature’s presence to investigate and be included in this understanding. After graduating with a Master of Fine Arts in printmaking from Rhode Island School of Design and joining the Experimental Etching Studio in Boston, Wahlrab built a reputation creating many layered intaglios and monoprints that were shown and collected internationally. Teaching 2-D design, drawing and printmaking at Brown University, Framingham State College and The Maine College of Art, she eventually moved to Vermont in 1992 where she lives and works, painting full time.

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BURLINGTON: In July, Milton Artists' Guild travels to New Moon Cafe

New Moon Cafe
150 Cherry Street
Burlington, VT 
Through July 2013

The Milton Artists' Guild's beautiful "Visions of a Hometown" traveling group exhibit is now on display at New Moon Cafe, 150 Cherry Street in Burlington, until the end of July.

Stop in for breakfast, lunch or coffee, and check it out!

MONTPELIER: Janet Van Fleet's "DISC COURSE" at VT Supreme Court

July & August 2013
Opening Reception: Thursday, July 11, 5-7 pm
The Supreme Court exhibit space
111 State Street, Montpelier, VT

Janet Van Fleet's work, DISC COURSE, will be on exhibit at the Vermont Supreme Court during July and August, 2013. The opening reception is this Thursday, July 11, from 5-7 PM. It should be lots of fun, as there will be goodies to eat and drink, as well as things to play with: small colored LED lights that you can shine on the artwork to see what happens with the colored shadows they cast!

The Supreme Court exhibit space, at 111 State Street, is open Monday - Friday from 8:00 - 4:30.

More information and photos:

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MORRISVILLE: Gabriel Tempesta "The Bumblebee Series" at River Arts

Opening Reception:
Thursday, July 11, 5-7 p.m.
River Arts Center
Morrisville, VT

Gabriel Tempesta - The Bumblebee Series

July 11-September 2, 2013 
Bee 2 
The Bumblee Series is an exhibit of charcoal "paintings" created by local artist Gabriel Tempesta.  Tempesta began the series this winter with support from a 2012 Creation Grant from the Vermont Arts Council, in an effort to bring awareness to the Vermont bumblebee, whose populations have been declining over the past ten years.  Tempesta has been "painting" with charcoal over the last three years, pursuing an experimental approach combining water with charcoal followed by a subtractive treatment to the surface. 
Artist Statement
The Bumblebee Series is my project which started in the winter of 2013. The inspiration came from an interview with the Vermont Center for Eco-Studies on VPR. The program was about the current state of Vermont’s bumblebee population and the survey they were conducting with the help of volunteers from around the state to help document the number of bumblebees in our region.

This body of work was created to help bring awareness to the plight of Vermont’s bumblebees whose numbers have been declining over the last ten years from a number of environmental reasons.
A 2012 Creation grant from the Vermont Arts Council was awarded to help fund the project. I have been working with the Center for Eco-studies to learn more about the issues surrounding the State’s bumblebee population as well as to gain inspiration for the artwork.

Artistic Process
I have been “painting” with charcoal as my primary medium for the last three years, with these pieces representing a more experimental direction. I love the way charcoal and water react and mix on a hard surface; in this case clayboard or gesso on board, which is how the painting begins.  The charcoal is scratched or lifted off with tools and erasers to get the fine detail, and are sealed with an archival polycrylic coating to protect them in the end.  Much of my creative process involves standing back to observe how the charcoal powder interacts with the water.

Gabriel is from Wolcott, Vermont and studied illustration at Montserrat College of Art. He currently lives in Albany and has a studio in Craftsbury Common. For more of his work, click here.

For more information on the Vermont Bumblebee Survey, click here. 

The Common Space Gallery is located at:
River Arts Center, 
74 Pleasant Street
Morrisville, VT
Gallery hours: Monday-Friday, 10:00a.m.-2:00p.m. 
For off hours, please call River Arts: 802-888-1261

Admission is free. For more information, call or visit their website at


MANCHESTER: Art + Food: Cafe Mamie returns to SVAC!

Southern Vermont Arts Center
930 SVAC Drive
Manchester, VT 05254
Phone: 802.362.1405

Café Mamie: 802.366.8298

RUTLAND: Painters Besty Hubner and Amy Mosher @ Chaffee

Opening Reception: 
Friday, July 12, 5-8 p.m. 
Chaffee Downtown, 75 Merchants Row 
Rutland, VT 

The Vermont Farm and Food Show A Creative Collaboration with the Rutland Area Farm and Food Link!

In Vermont, food is part of the landscape. There is a farm next door, an orchard just a few blocks away, a dairy next to the school, a farmers market that you can see from your office window. These places can blend into the background from time to time, and appear as ordinary as the buildings lining a downtown street. Yet local foods are beginning to move from their place on the back burner and into the forefront of people’s minds. More and more people in the Rutland area are shopping at farmers markets, buying CSA shares, and even growing their own food. Our community has begun to realize that, much like the rolling hills that we often perceive as banal, farms and food have their own art-like beauty.

Between July 5th and August 11th, the Chaffee Art Center and the Rutland Area Farm and Food Link (RAFFL) will join forces to present the Vermont Farm and Food Show, with an opening reception on July 12th, 5-8 p.m. at Chaffee Downtown. The exhibition will feature two Vermont painters, Besty Hubner and Amy Mosher. Additionally on display will be a fountain and sculpture garden designed by Russ Marsan of Carpenter and Costin and Nick Santoro, photos from Green Mountain College students’ project ‘A Day in the Life of a Vermont Farmer,’ posters from the Lexicon of Sustainability emphasizing the educational component of Vermont’s food system, a series of recovered apple crates designed by Robin Taft, and a mobile from Wallingford Elementary School.

The exhibit will also include a series of speakers and demonstrations pertaining to both art and food.

Chaffee Downtown 
75 Merchants Row 
Rutland, VT 
For more information, please call: 

Monday, July 1, 2013

STOWE: Best of Northeast Masters of Fine Arts 2013 Exhibition at HDAC

Best of the Northeast Masters of Fine Arts 
2013 Exhibition
June 28 - September 8, 2013
'The North Wind & The Sun', installation, 2013
Cathy McLaurin, School of the Museum of Fine Arts
The Helen Day Art Center invites you to the Best of the Northeast Masters of Fine Arts 2013 Exhibition.  This is the second biennial exhibition offering an introduction show to participants in MFA degree programs in the North East. The Exhibit connects visitors with the strongest emerging artists from New England, Quebec and New York.

Featured Artists:

Nour Bishouty
University of Massachusetts Amherst

Nour Bishouty is a Lebanese-Palestinian artist, born in Amman, Jordan. She currently lives in Western Massachusetts and is an MFA candidate at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Nour's website.
Daniel Bohman
University of Connecticut

Daniel was born and raised in central Connecticut. After attending Ringling College of Art and Design he finished his degree at Central Connecticut State University. He recently completed his Master of Fine Arts at the University of Connecticut.
Dan's website.

Jennifer Cherniack
Concordia University

Jennifer Cherniack is a Canadian artist presently based in Syracuse, NY. Cherniack has spent much of her professional life working for non-profit art organizations and has taught at Concordia University where she recently completed her Master of Fine Arts in the Open Media. Her recent project The One with Netscape Navigator, the Year 1994, Jordan Catalano, Douglas Coupland, Milton Berle, Pratfalls, Linguists, and Chandler Bing uses the hit sitcom Friends to look at cultural and linguistic trends in the early days of the World Wide Web.
Cherniack has exhibited in a variety of venues; from artist-run centres, to a train car in Northern Canada, to the NY Art Book Fair.

Jennifer's website
Candice Davies
Concordia University

Candice Davies earned a B.F.A Spec Honours in Visual Arts
from York University. She is an MFA candidate in Sculpture at Concordia University, where she was a recipient of The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada’s Scholarship and The Dale and Nick Tedeschi Studio Fellowship.
Davies has exhibited nationally in Canada at venues including: Parisian Laundry, The Canadian Sculpture Centre, O’Born Contemporary, Katherine Mulherin Gallery.

Candice's website
Canbra Hodsdon
Massachusetts College of Art and Design

Canbra is a Boston based photographer who grew up in Waterville, ME. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography from the Rhode Island School of Design and recently graduated from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design with an MFA in Photography.
Canbra's website.
Christina Kolozsvary
Massachusetts College of Art and Design

Christina Kolozsvary was raised in South Florida, and spent several years of her life living in Spain, Hungary, Germany and France.
Her mother, a dancer, had a profound impact on her interest in the allure of the female performer. Always surrounded by older generations, she became fascinated by narratives of the past
and quickly realized that film is an excellent vehicle to teleport a nostalgic mind. Christina received her first video camera when she was eight years old, and she has been using it as a tool for capturing her wistful or delirious performances of lucid dreams.
Christina's website.
Ariel Lavery
University of Massachusetts Amherst

Ariel grew up in foothills and mountains of Colorado. Having experienced childhood in the easy going western culture of the United States, she decided to move east after earning a BFA from the University of Colorado Boulder. She graduated this year with an MFA from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where she developed work that reflects some of the baroque domestic aesthetic of New England domestic spaces.
She has exhibited nationally in Colorado, Illinois, Maine, Massachusetts, New York, Texas, and Washington, DC. She has also been developing a practice in curation, with a focus on artists that utilize the language of myth in deconstructing western identity.
Ariel's website.
Maria Liebana
Maine College of Art

Maria Y. Liebana earned her Masters of Fine Arts degree at the Maine College of Art and her BFA in Art and Design Education at Pratt Institute, Brooklyn.
She currently is a faculty member at a Reggio Emilia inspired school, (progressive, learning through play and process art approach), in New York City where she resides.

Maria's website.
Cathy McLaurin
School of the Museum of Fine Arts

Cathy McLaurin received an MFA from The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston/Tufts University in 2013. She has received numerous grants, including The Final Berwick Research Award, a Berkshire Taconic Artist Resource Trust Award and twice she has received a Puffin Foundation Grant.
Her work has been shown in numerous venues including: Grace Space, Brooklyn, NY; New Moves New Territories Festival, Glasgow; Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh, Scotland; and Palach Galerija, Rijeka, Croatia. This summer her work is included in “Drawing Connections”, curated by James Hull at the Boston Center for the Arts

Cathy's website.

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


Thursday, June 6, 2013

BRATTLEBORO: Contemporary Chinese Art at BMAC

Brattleboro Museum & Art Center
Through June 23, 2013
Come visit for Art Walk: Friday, June 7

Current Exhibits at BMAC

Art21 Film After Gallery Walk: Power

June 7, Friday, 8:30 p.m.
Artists Cai Guo-Qiang, Laylah Ali, Ida Applebroog, Krzysztof Wodiczko challenge authority, oppression, and control. Each artist humanizes difficult issues by acting as a witness to violence, working to heal communities, or achieving a balance between constructive and destructive energies. Introduced by actor and comedian, David Alan Grier, Power is shot on location in New York City; Washington, D.C.; North Adams, Williamstown, Cambridge, and Boston, Massachusetts; Austin, Texas; São Paolo, Brazil; Hiroshima, Japan and Tijuana, Mexico.

Admission: Free

Monday, June 3, 2013

MONTPELIER: Mark Goodwin at VT Arts Council

In the Spotlight Gallery
through June 2013

Mark Goodwin's work is an investigation of drawing that hovers between painting and sculpture. Through a series of folds, scores, and mark making, he creates enigmatic work. This exhibit is now on display in the Spotlight Gallery through the end of June 2013. All of the pieces on display are for sale.

Mark Goodwin is known for works on paper, sculpture, and paintings. The drawings and paintings, the visual objects, by Goodwin are enigmatic and beautiful. Based on process and investigation, and on skill, material, and chance, they have a sculptural and poetic sensibility.

To begin with, folds and marks are imprinted from the back into the flat surface of a paper or canvas. An initial topography is created which, when the work is turned over, is further explored and developed with paint applied to the surface.

As the work takes form, the image is repeatedly scraped and sanded, erased and revealed, as new layers of paint are applied, and new marks are imprinted from behind.

Goodwin's work exudes a strong sense of presence and asks for the viewer’s participation. The work seduces the eyes, while offering up clues for speculation.

Goodwin is the recipient of a PEW Fellowship in the Arts, a Mid-Atlantic/NEA Regional Fellowship, a Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Visual Arts Fellowship, and an Artist's Residency at La Napoule Art Foundation. He has a B.F.A. from the University of Kansas, and did graduate studies in the Program for Artisanry at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth. His work is represented by Big Town Gallery in Rochester, Vt.

Visit Goodwin on the web at