OUR LANDSCAPE … JULY 2-31, 2021
“A Landscape painting can be engaging and transformative–a window to a different place or mood, every time you view it.”
Pamela Wachtler. Wachtler’s understanding of the silvery gray skies and waters of the Northwest are that which give her paintings a warm and enveloping feeling. Wachtler’s pastoral landscapes invite the viewer to pause–and walk down the lane.
Jeff Weekley. In this new body of work Weekley omits the human figure and allows the landscape to tell the story. His use of water and sweeping skies animate the scene, while solo objects provide an entry into these ambiguous but intriguing compositions.
William F. Reese 1938-2010. Reese was likely best known as one of America’s premier plein air artists, reveling in the majesty of the Northwest and setting up his easel outdoors in all kinds of weather and in every kind of location. “To set your easel up in front of the majesty of the untouched virgin wilderness is so humbling that it is hard to believe that you’ve been given the honor of trying to express your reaction to what you are witnessing.”
We welcome Bill Baran-Mickle and Lisa Snow Lady for this exhibit.
Bill Baran-Mickle. Island Treasure Award Recipient, 2020. In the series “Dreaming of …” his wall reliefs are metal illustrations of the human connection within a landscape. Metals: brass, copper, nickel silver, sterling silver are formed with hammers and then fabricated into deep reliefs.
Lisa Snow Lady. Her paintings search for beauty in everyday spaces, lending nobility to the ordinary. Limited, vivid palettes and compositions that echo abstract sensibilities are at the heart of these works. With confident brushstrokes, she captures the play of light and shadow in vibrant colors.