Respite: A Solo Exhibition of Textiles and Paintings
@ BE Galleries - 3583 Butler Street, Pittsburgh, PA
May 6 - June 3, 2017
for more information phone: 412-687-2606
“Nature offers us respite from the worlds we create for ourselves.”
I have an enduring concern with the natural world as a source of both insight and visual fascination. In this year of extremes, I have also been focusing on nature as respite. I have noticed that this respite comes in setting aside concerns with current events to focus on the optimism of growth and renewal, to embrace wonder and the vivacity of the present moment.
Of all the many themes presented by nature, I prefer to focus on its most intimate gifts: the individual objects and events that make me feel a connection to universal truths. So, I turn to a feast of details—patterns, textures, and the compelling forms of plants, birds, insects and found objects—to find visual poems and to celebrate alternate priorities. These pieces are all about layering, creating histories with complex surfaces that allude to time and experience. There is a desire to suspend time in the ephemeral: the bloom of a flower or the moment when a bird pauses on a branch. There is also the realization that time continues, bringing change and transformation. I am looking for the moments of delicate balance, the moments between.
Summer Group Exhibitions
I'm so pleased to have my work included in the following exhibitions:
Interwoven: Art Meets Nature an exhibition of nature inspired fiber work
curated by Fiber Art Now's Marcia Young, and Annie Dean.
Highfield Hall and Gardens, Falmouth, MA. June 25 to September 6, 2017
for more information see Highfieldhall.org
Buzz, an exhibition of bee inspired art, Gallery Blink, Lexington, MA. June 23 to July 9, 2017
for more information see: galleryblink.com
Sticks and Stones II: Nature Finds, an exhibition of work by the four member group of the same name,
this will be our second show at Hope and Feathers Gallery, Amherst, MA. July 6-30
for more information see hopeandfeathersframing.com
Recently Published Article-- Artists to Watch: Sharon McCartney, Art Quilt Collector (Issue No. 5), Studio Art Quilt Associates
If you would like to purchase a piece:
Please feel free to contact me for information regarding the purchase of any of the work on this site, as well as for the availability of additional images.
My work is also represented by several galleries, and if you have located a piece of interest through one of their websites, please contact the gallery directly for purchase information.
A Few Suggested Links:
Abecedarian Gallery, Denver, CO - http://abecedariangallery.com
Borelli Edwards Galleries, Pittsburgh, PA - http://begalleries.com
23 Sandy Gallery, Portland, OR - http://23sandy.com
Seager/Gray Gallery, Mill Valley, CA -http://seager/gray.com