Vineyard) Louisa Gould Gallery is pleased to announce the exhibit
“Summer Splash – Colors &
featuring works by
Carol Gove, Suzanne Hill, Ethel Grodsky, Margo Ouellette, Genevieve
Jacobs, Vaclav Vytlacil (1892-1984) and Rachel Paxton. The exhibit
opens on June 13 and runs through June 26. The opening reception
takes place on Saturday, June 16, from 5-7 pm. Please stop by the
opening to meet the artists, to enjoy light refreshments, hear live
music by Long Point 5, and celebrate the start of summer.
Splash – Colors & Textures”
an exhibition of works representing a variety of media, including
canvases, ceramics and mixed media works on paper, canvas, board and
wood by artists from the Vineyard and from afar. Each of the works
included in this exhibition explore the artists use of color,
textures and/or patterns. These unique brightly colored and richly
textured works of art offer a wide array of images and intricately
the Island, Carol Gove and Ethel Grodsky present vibrant abstract
works. Carol’s mixed media paper collages and her mixed media
pieces on wood display her attention to detail and keen sense of
composition. These collages range in size from small, intricate
pieces to large-scale works. Ethel’s canvases touch on both
realistic forms as seen in her work, “Repose” and her intensely
colorful and thickly painted surfaces in her abstract works.
included in this exhibition are works by the noted abstract artist,
Vaclav Vytlacil, a longtime resident of the Vineyard. Vytlacil was a
student of Hans Hoffman and later taught contemporary artists, Robert
Rauschenberg, Cy Twombly and other notable artists. His later works
while on the Vineyard were known to have an oceanic theme, often
included gulls, boats and fish, and were loosely painted.
delightful collages of mixed-media artist, Genevieve Jacobs,
incorporate images of birds, flowers and nature drawn from her love
of the woods and the beaches here on the Vineyard. Genevieve is an
avid collector of eggs, nests, rocks, skulls, and other unique items
that she draws inspiration from in her finely detailed works.
mixed media artist from the Vineyard, Rachel Paxton, offers a fun &
festive series of new works. These playful images incorporate
fragments of maps, music and historical motifs in small, well-priced
one of a kind treasures. These mixed media pieces can be used a
single images or clustered together in two to four or more images.
Hill, ceramic artist, has returned for this show with a collection of
newly fired pieces using the technique called saggar firing, which
combines pit firing and firing in containers of clay called saggars.
The pots and vessels are placed in the saggars with various
combustible materials from salt, metallic oxides, copper wire,
seaweed to other materials packed around them, which create unique
patterns on each.
paintings by Margo Ouellette, a native American artist from the
Vineyard, incorporates vibrant color and three dimensional elements.
These new paintings on canvas and board evoke the colors of the sea
and sky using chromatic abstraction. In addition, Margo's spin art
rounds out this exciting show.
forward to seeing you on Saturday, June 16 from 5 -7 pm at the
“Summer Splash –
Colors & Textures”
throughout the show. The Louisa Gould Gallery is located at 54 Main
Street in Vineyard Haven. For more information or directions, please
call (508)693-7373 or visit our website at