Opening Reception Friday, August 28, 6-10 pm
Attunement – Mala Setaram-Wolfe
Explorations of the mysteries of matter. Mixed media works featuring encaustic and found photographs.
The Cost of Being Fragile – Faith Williams
New works by Faith Williams featuring printmaking and drawing. Reflections on personal medical experiences through exploration of the body, medical imagery, financial bills, and visual manipulations.
Bennett Onsager is proud to announce his newest solo show at Edge Gallery, “Integrated Extremities”. You are guaranteed to love exploring Bennett’s powerful take on the human experience expressed through the use of the human figure and forms that remind people of technology’s influence. Come see his masterpieces up-close and personal. Opening Reception Aug 7 and the show runs till Aug 23.
“Carbon and Ash”. Charcoal drawings by Jane Davis.
Sandra Azcarate, in presenting “The Nature of Dogma” at Edge Gallery, is exploring how dogma can very quickly become oppressive and destructive. Oftentimes, religions and philosophies begin with ideas meant to enlighten the human spirit but this can rapidly, if used by those intending to secure control and power over others, become tools of repression. I hope that people can work together to prevent this from happening.
Surprises – Phil Rader
Each abstract work in Surprises, the new series of abstract oil paintings by Philip Rader, were created to mirror life. The artist’s intention was to make his subconscious mind a visual reality and demonstrate the immediacy, emotion, and surprises he encountered during this process.
States of Transition – Edge Members
Showcasing art from a variety of members, this year’s Member Show exhibits the diversity of talent represented among the gallery’s gifted membership. The exhibit includes paintings from Katherine Johnson, Gayla Lemke, Dennis Pippen, Stephen Shugart, Susan Smolinski, and Nolan Tredway; sculptures by Hee-Hun Cho, Joshua Goss, Susan Hazaleus, and Ken Peterson; and mixed media pieces by Joan MacDonald, Dania Pettus, Jennifer Pettus, Mala Setaram-Wolfe, and Faith Williams.
The show will feature finished, contemporary artwork of varied mediums from more than a dozen of EDGE’s artists as well as live demonstrations of artwork in progress each Saturday of the show.
Magpie – Wynne Reynolds
Magpie emerged from Wynne’s lifelong love of odd and ends, as well as the array of skills required to bring them to life. The pieces are made from reclaimed materials, photos and drawings by the artist, found objects, and other
ephemera. We are all Magpies, collecting trinkets, stories, and insights — the fragments of life.
Liquid Color – Maggie Stewart
Abstract hand dyed silks! Large expanses of color inspired by nature.
Sciamachy – Nolan Tredway
Nolan Tredway combines traditional Old Master and modern techniques to tiptoe into the taboo territories of psychedelia, illustration, and mythological iconoclasm. He explores worlds both accessible and mysterious, with thoughtful and open-ended narratives drawing from dreamscapes to sociopolitical commentary.
W.T.F. – Ken Peterson
New works in mixed media; dri-wall mud, house paint, boat shellac, roots, and other found materials. Exploring what objects do we consider to be art objects, and who decides.
Connecting Dark & Light – Katherine Johnson
Is darkness a statement in a field of light or is light the message offered by the shapes of darkness? Through focusing on the juxtaposition and interplay of light and dark, with a limited color palette, my work brings a sense of pared down reality. I see the dark and light paintings as exploring the meaning of darkness and light in myself and in the world
Sit – Deborah Henson
“My loss was the death of the Polaroid. My gain was the iPhone. That camera allows for an obsessive, continual adaptation of the image. My photos are displayed with chairs or other seats, to permit a stillness that the iPhone image rarely experiences.”
Magically Delicious – Exhibition at Edge Gallery of pop art paintings by Dennis Pippen. The focus is on optical effects and jarring color combinations with an emphasis on satire and humor. Themes include rodeo, gun culture and classic cartoons.
Euclidean Space: A dimensional transformation of art.
Select faculty members of the Art Students League: Homare Ikeda, Mark Friday, Gayla Lemke, Mark Lunning, Nura Mascarenas, Marianne Mitchell and Jeff Wenzel, will exhibit a range of multi-dimensional work. Artist reception May 8, 6 – 10 pm.
Stephen Shugart – Modern Camping
Stephen Shugart’s multi-media installation, Modern Camping, opens at Edge Gallery March 13 –March 29. Shugart is a light artist, sculptor and painter. He is interested in creating personal landscapes of the mind through alteration of human visual perception with “landscape viewing devices.” Shugart has recently shown at the Incite/Insight nationally juried show at the Ft. Collins Lincoln Center and was a participant in the 2014 Artocade, art car show in Trinidad, CO with Phase 1 of his 4 x 4, all-terrain mobile light sculpture and landscape viewing truck.
The truck’s viewing cowl, a light installation by itself, will be on display, in addition to video documentation of the driving experience on national forest roads, and other supporting visuals and devices. Modern Camping investigates a novel way of viewing the natural world. It is a new mode of landscape art–a landscape art experience rather than necessarily a painting or photograph of landscape. Modern Camping is a fusion of lighting technology and nature, directly embodying and synthesizing the nature/civilization duality of our day. Colored light, Shugart says, invokes spirituality and oneness as nature does. Both experiences are complementary and meditative—light is a medium that can capture the illusive interior light of the mind when eyes are closed…when eyes are open and present.