Haven, MA 02568
Release (Martha's Vineyard)
Louisa Gould Gallery is honored to present “
featuring a collection of Mosaics, Photography, Paintings, and New
Media. The artists include Jenifer Strachan, Jeanne Campbell, Joan
Kennedy, Frauke Klatt, and JB Lamont. The show runs July 21 through
August 3, 2010. The opening reception is Saturday, July 24, from 5 to
7 pm. Come enjoy refreshments and listen to live music. The viewer
will experience a rich array of media.
new to the gallery,
her love of mosaics during a trip to Barcelona. She was inspired by
the work of the Spanish artist Antonio Gaudi. The fearless scale of
his work had a great impact on Jenifer. Right from the
beginning, Jenifer enjoyed working in the "pique assiette"
tradition, which loosely translates as “stolen from dishes.”
Jenifer is able to express great detail in the medium and uses it in
a painterly fashion. Every mosaic represents a feat of patience.
Jenifer uses rare and antique pieces to create her works; each plate
has a special meaning. For example, in “Song Bird,” she has used
mosaic pieces with lyrics on them and detailed gold pieces for the
wing--which creates a beautiful, lyrical piece. Jenifer carefully
selects antique frames for her mosaics. Jenifer's work attracts
unusual commissions, such as a fifty-foot broken-plate mosaic, which
can be seen at Spoleto restaurant in Northampton, MA. Jenifer and her
husband live on Martha's Vineyard.
a Kodak Brownie camera Jeanne Campbell started what has been a
life-long love of photography. Jeanne writes, “I have become
fascinated by the beauty and patterns which are visible as I am able
to capture the intimacy in the very interior of a blossom and [by]
the possibilities for exploring and experimenting with color and
textures through my Nikon cameras.” A great example of this
statement can especially be appreciated by viewing A Proud Tiger and
Glory of the Morning. Jeanne studied at the International Center of
Photography and the New School, both in New York. Her work has been
exhibited in galleries on the Vineyard, Boston, and the New York
area, and have been purchased by banks, hospitals, businesses, and
Kennedy's seascapes and landscapes are vibrant in color, catching
one's eye, and are also soothing and soft, calming the spirit. Joan's
work is an exploration of air, space, light, wind, and water. Joan
began with watercolor in her teens under Jim Fitzgerald who inspired
her to study at Wellesley College and to complete a Masters degree in
the Fine Arts at American University. The viewer will find a strong
command of texture with rich, saturated hues and a peaceful, quiet
energy. Menemsha Morning reminds us of a day yet to begin, with its
softer shadows and rich tones--a day of possibilities.
Klatt is a famous German painter of marine art. Born in Lubech,
Germany, Frauke attended the University of Hamburg. Through thirty
years of living at and sailing the ocean, she has succeeded in
finding a completely new artistic style and method for expressing
herself. Frauke's water-coloring and sailcloth are unique because of
the lightness and material used. Large acrylics on canvas use a range
of vivid color and are supplemented with sands to let the dynamics of
sailing erupt from the painting. A new triptych, At the Start,
captures the movement and feeling of yachts powering-up to the start
line of a regatta and the movements of the sea, waves, wind, and
clouds. Frauke's work appeals to the inner sailor and lover of the
sea. Frauke's works are exhibited worldwide.
Lamont has been a professional certified Film Editor since 1995. He
also is a Videographer, Audio Engineer, Graphic Designer, and Visual
FX artist. He loves the engineering of sound design and recording.
Coming from a musical family on both his mother's and father's side,
he began playing drums at the age of 10 and guitar at 13. He still
plays both instruments in two separate bands. About five years ago he
began to take an interest in 3D software applications and their uses.
"I was intrigued by 3D, when I saw the first Shrek Film. I loved
the altered perception of reality. The characters, the environments,
they all seemed so real and had life to them, but they were slightly
off. I love the use of complete control over your 3D scene, textures,
lighting and shadows, as well as placement of and creation of objects
that occupy the scene." JB's 3D renderings allow the viewer to
enter a whole new world, parts of which seem so real while others
make one question what reality one is truly in. JB lives with his
wife on Martha's Vineyard.
us Saturday, July 24, from 5 to 7PM, and visit the show until August
3. Louisa Gould Gallery is located at 54 Main Street, Vineyard Haven.
Please call for directions at 508-693.7373 or obtain directions at