LOUISA GOULD GALLERY
Haven, MA 02568
PRESS RELEASE: (Martha's
Vineyard) The Louisa Gould Gallery will reopen for its first show of
the season on Friday, May 2, after a four-month-long renovation.
Please visit "
The Spring Show" at the "new"
gallery. The artist reception for "
The Spring Show"
Saturday, May 3, from 5-7pm. Refreshments and appetizers
created by chef Liberty Russell will be served.
Artists exhibiting work in "
Spring Show" are: Caryn King, Donna Malcomber Blackburn, Pia
Ward, Maya Farber, Louisa Gould, Carolyn Warren, Leslie S. Smith,
James Masek, and Washington
The artwork varies from oil paintings to fiber art to sculpture.
Caryn King is a new artist to
the gallery. Caryn's whimsical, vibrant, and thoughtful acrylic
paintings of farm animals kick off the show. Caryn used to live on
the Vineyard for many years; however, she now calls Vermont her home.
Caryn's artwork will adorn the Martha's Vineyard Agricultural Fair
poster this year.
Pia Post is a master knitter
and sculptress with yarn. Pia has created a functional, wearable bag
that is displayed as a nest in the show. The nest bag has a glass egg
and green yarn inside and is artfully placed in a portion of a
tree--perfect for a nest. Pia explains her bag further: "This
hand-crocheted and woven bag is made of the spun fibers from raw silk
cocoons. The beauty of the yarn for me is in the gift of life,
however brief, of the silk month. The decorative elements attached
provide a counterpoint to the rough, natural, organic quality of the
silk. The inner-nesting glass egg, resting on a novelty grass-like
yarn, is removable. The outer crystals evoking dew are Austrian in
origin. The bag itself is very resilient and hard-wearing due to the
strength of the silk cocoon."
A new island artist to the gallery is
Carolyn Warren. This is the first gallery show for Carolyn.
Her small, light, and airy landscape paintings have a low horizon and
large brush strokes which evoke windswept Vineyard days. According to
Carolyn, "By beginning each painting with a preliminary sketch
and color notes on location, I allow for the imagination to take hold
of the landscape. I try to capture a sense of feeling through color
and composition to let the painting take on a life of its own."
Carolyn studied painting with Washington Ledesma.
Washington Ledesma has created
a series of Noah's Ark-themed paintings which are full of animals and
bold, Spring-spirit and colors.
James Masek, an island artist,
will show his sculpture for the first time at the gallery.
Dancers provides a fluid and joyful element to the show.
Donna Malcomber Blackburn's
small, lovely oil-on-masonite paintings of crocuses and lambs are a
perfect complement to "The Spring Show." Donna will also
participate in a show on Friday, June 27, with Caryn King.
Leslie S. Smith has created a
series of twelve, new, lovely pastels for this Spring show. Leslie is
represented by the gallery and will have a show of her works on
Friday, August 1.
We also welcome to the gallery
well-known island artist,
Ovid Ward, and his photo-realistic,
large, marine-themed paintings. Ovid will have a solo show on
Friday, August 8.
Louisa Gould painted a series
of four flower still lifes. "I painted these in March when the
landscape was absent of color. I bought flowers at various island
locations and placed them in vases on my desk. In this way I studied
the feeling of each flower, about one every 5 days or so." In
addition, Ms. Gould painted a series of seven colored flowers. "This
series has many levels: the first is simply a flower in a particular
color on a similar-colored, patterned background; the next level is
color therapy; and the third level can represent the colors of the
seven chakras. For example, an orange gerber daisy is painted with a
slightly varying color degree of orange. Each of these are bright and
can be shown together or separately."
join us for our season opening show. The Louisa Gould Gallery is
located at 54 Main Street
Vineyard Haven. Please call for directions at (508) 693.7373 and view
the exhibit online at www.louisagould.com.