"Interpretations of Nature: Muci Clemens, Darlene Davis and Eduardo" at Gallery 14

© Muci Clemens

© Muci Clemens

Muci Clemens, a painter and client of Still River Editions who lives in Madison, Connecticut is featured in the group exhibition "Interpretations of Nature: Paintings by Muci Clemens and  Wood Kinetic Sculpture by  Darlene Davis and Eduardo" at Gallery 14, Vero Beach Florida from February 1 through 24, 2017. 

From the press release: 
"This imaginative group of artists come together to give us both abstracted and realistic/impressionistic interpretations of our natural surroundings. The show will take place Tuesday February 1 through Friday February 24 with a reception on Friday February 3 from 5-8pm as part of the Downtown Gallery Stroll. Muci's work focuses on light, while employing a colorful palette that is influenced by the renewal of nature, travels and life around her. According to the artist, 'I create works that make me feel good, whether the pleasure of flowers on a summer day, the nostalgia of old machinery, or the character of a face. I like to think of my art as thought provoking, uplifting, and filled with memory triggers.'

Father and daughter team Darlene and Eduardo's lyrical dancing sculptures appeal to their artistic interests: 'Wood was very likely the first sculptural material used by man, and the spiral is an ancient art motif. The kinetic arm in our pieces is perfectly balanced on a single ball bearing, rotating with the grace of a ballerina. We find that the spirals, creating varying shapes, have a calming effect on people. As they slowly revolve, we are reminded that there is a continuum with a beginning, a middle and an end and a chance to begin again.'"

Gallery 14 is located at 1911 14th Avenue,  Vero Beach, Florida

Creighton Michael in "Dimensions Variable" at Waterhouse & Dodd, NYC

"ORCHID 7411"
© Creighton Michael
Creighton Michael is featured in the four-artist exhibition "Dimensions Variable" at Waterhouse & Dodd, New York. The other artists are Jae Ko, Derrick Velasquez, and Golnar Adili.

From curator Dr. Maxim Weintraub's (Dept. of Art, Hunter College, CUNY) essay that accompanies the exhibition:
"Dimensions Variable brings together four artists who radically reconsider, recast, and re-present the sculptural object. [...] The works assembled in this exhibition push the boundaries of sculpture into new and variable directions, allowing us to appreciate how the sculpted form, and our relationship to it, continues to be nomadic and unsettled."

A pdf of the exhibition may be viewed here.

The exhibit runs from March 28 - April 27, 2012 with an opening reception Wednesday, March 28, from 6 - 8 p.m. Waterhouse & Dodd is located at 104 Greene St. (Bet. Prince and Spring Streets), NY, NY.

Jim Felice's Hatchet Job, and Open Studio

© Jim Felice
The front of Jim Felice's exhibition announcement card features a hatchet. The back of the card reads: "My studio practice is based on four words: question, seek, discover and investigate.

In asking a question, one seeks an answer that leads to discovery, which demands further investigation in which asks more questions; and the process repeats itself over and over again.

And one day I asked, 'What would it look like if an axe went through it.'"

If that doesn't intrigue you, I don't know what will.

Jim Felice is a sculptor, painter, restorer and musician. His show is at the Upstairs Gallery at Molten Java, 213 Greenwood Avenue, Bethel, CT, from March 5, 2012 - April 13, 2012.

Jim Felice Studios is having an open studio event "Possibilities" on Saturday, March 3 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. featuring the work of Jim Felice, Katie Bassett, Kenny Hess, KVEAZY, and various guest graffiti artists. Jim Felice Studios is located at 15 Great Pasture Road, Danbury, Connecticut. There are plans for other open studio events throughout the year.

Gar Waterman: New Sculpture and Marjorie Wolfe: New Photographs at Kehler Liddell, New Haven

© Marjorie Wolfe (left) and
Gar Waterman (right)

There's an opening at Kehler Liddell this weekend, and I just wanted to pass along the information. Their website has a thorough description of the show which combines architectural and natural forms in both photography and sculpture.

Coruscations and Cotyledons: Gar Waterman - New Sculpture, and  Marjorie Wolfe - New Photographs from April 14 - May 15, 2011

Artists Reception:  Sunday, April 17, 3-6pm; Artists Talk, 3:30pm

Kehler Liddell Gallery is located at 873 Whalley Avenue, New Haven, CT.

Mid-show reception at the Sculpture Barn, New Fairfield, November 13

The Sculpture Barn is hosting a mid-show exhibition this Saturday, November 13 at 2 pm. The show, "Art in the Landscape" features the work of  17 artists: Barbara Landau-Stoop, David Boyajian, Chelsea Steinberg Gay, Cindy Booth, David McNeil, Denis Folz, gioVanna, Judith Rowley, Karen Gentile, Leo Montuoro, Marcia Spivak, Matt Rink, Murry Bodin, Nancy Smith, Paul Krause, Richard Pitts, Steve Brooks, and Ted Rotante.

Sculptor and educator David Boyajian bought the property once owned by sculptor Louise Nevelson, so it is a facility that has an artistic lineage. The focus is on sculpture, but there will be works in other media, including the painting series by Karen Gentile from which the exhibition takes its name.

The Scupture Barn is located at 3 Milltown Rd. at Rt. 39, New Fairfield, CT. If you haven't been over there, this is a good opportunity to make a visit.


Richard Klein at Project Room in Washington, CT

"Black Friday, 2009"
© Richard Klein
Ashtrays, speakers, eyeglass lenses,
jar lids, shopping cart

Richard Klein will be exhibiting at Project Room of the Washington Art Association, 4 Bryan Plaza, Washington Depot, CT from July 25 to August 23. Tony Carretta of Litchfield is also exhibiting. There will be an artists' reception this Saturday, July 25 from 6-8 pm.

Klein's sculptures incorporate eyeglass lenses and other glass and found objects; they shape surface, volume, light, and shadow. They're surprising and beautiful. Tony Caretta also uses glass in his antiquity-inspired, sculptural vessels.

Klein is Director of Exhibitions at the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Ridgefield, CT. Tony Caretta is gallery director at the New Arts Gallery in Litchfield, CT, where Nancy Lasar is exhibiting this month.