SECOND ANNUAL ABSTRACT ART SHOW: VINEYARD ARTISTS’ ABSTRACTIONS:
CREATING NEW PERSPECTIVES
Gould Gallery Second Annual Abstract Show, titled,
Abstractions: Creating New Perspectives” runs from October
2, 2009 through October 18, 2009. The opening reception is on October
3, 2009, 5-7 p.m. The group features the work of six (6) artists using
different media: works on canvas (Louisa Gould and Edwin Cohen), photography
(Jeanne Campbell), wall sculptures (Jack Greene), mixed media on canvas
and paper (Deborah T. Colter) and mixed media and collographs (Roberta
Gross). These artists play with colors, textures, shapes and lines to
create their personal vision and provide us new perspectives on our
well known on the Vineyard for her daring sailing photography and traditional
painting, has approached abstract art with her usual sense of openness
and adventure. She completed the four colorful paintings on exhibit
during the dreary month of March (which was made even drearier for her
because of visits to a physician about her knee injury). Her paintings
use colors which are “nice, bright and bold because the landscape
then (March) is so void of luscious colors”. One painting is
a play with red and blue and shape: a regatta with different elements
such as boats. Another is her impression of an aerial view of
the Cape “painted with colors I love on a bright, sunny day”.
Colter uses muted green-grays and purples or vibrant yellow-oranges
we may see along the Vineyard shores and wet lands during the fall to
create what she terms “un-still lives, at once frozen and in motion”.
She uses her abstract language - a collection of marks, textures, colors
and repeating shapes and forms- to capture fleeting memories and images
traveling through her mind. These marks often will reflect “architectural
landscapes, roads, maps, repeated patterns, or colors as if seen from
above or as recalled from within.”
– this summer’s Abstract Artist in Residence at Featherstone
Center for the Arts - composes and layers with texture and color whether
in her collographs (a print media using textured, collaged ink plate
for the image) or mixed media paintings, suggesting organic and geometric
landscapes, monoliths, monuments, and urban scapes. For Roberta, collographs
provide her a unique way to paint with texture created from diverse
common, everyday objects- lentils, rug runners, embossed plastic- which
are embedded in her collograph plate, overlaid with ink and printed
on a press. She layers her prints and paintings with colorful, transparent
papers which reveal earlier stages of the work, a process by which she
deliberately reveals the creative process.
is a multi-talented artist. Earlier in the season, he had a solo
exhibit of his air brush paintings at Featherstone Center for the Arts
where he also taught airbrush painting and other courses. For this exhibit,
he has created colorful, quirky, curvilinear wall sculptures, a new
body of work. Interspersed through these sculptures are some earlier
framed geometric and curvilinear texture paintings. For him, abstraction
is “a door to the freedom of imagination, (it) offers unlimited avenues
explores the world around through both realistic and abstract photography.
Previously, she has exhibited her visually lovely, usually close-up
photographs of flowers and other outdoor elements at the Louisa Gould
Gallery. In composing her abstract photography, she tries to capture
patterns, rhythms, strong lines, graceful curves, or explosive colors.
She sometimes provides a hint of the subject matter but in the process
creates a new, intriguing visual world.
intriguing, abstract, gestural paintings reflect his ability to balance
impulsiveness, chance effects and control. Patterns of luscious
drips and flows are distributed across a shiny black or white field
of the painting surface.