Tuesday, August 23, 2011

2 Fall Shows

A five person show at Deerfield Academy, Deerfield, MA

Exquisite Corpse will be on view at the Russell Gallery at the Memorial Building of Deerfield Academy from September 22 through November 17. There will be an opening reception at the gallery from 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, October 2.

The show will run the gamut from realism to minimalism. Sally Curcio, a Northampton artist who works in a wide variety of experimental media, will be exhibiting conceptual paintings. Amherst artist Rachel Folsom’s contributions will include an assortment of oddly shaped panels and funny self-portraits. Ashfield artist, Jane Lund, known for her highly realized, large portraits and still life paintings in pastel, will be showing small watercolors, that she calls her recreational paintings. Betsy Stone of Florence will show her anthropomorphic still life pastel paintings of gourds. And Ellen Wineberg of Watertown will be displaying large, whimsical oil-stick paintings of Staffordshire dogs and teddy bears.

The title of the show, Exquisite Corpse, reflects the artists’ wide differences in style. The original Exquisite Corpse was a collaborative game of folded paper played by the Surrealist writers and painters in Paris in the 1920’s where each player writes or draws in turn without being able to see the preceding contribution. When the paper is unfolded a surprising result is revealed. The famous first example of this result was “The- Exquisite- Corpse- Shall- Drink- The- Young -Wine.”


Gallery members each have 4 feet of wall space for 24 solo shows.
I will be showing 2 paintings with found red-work embroidery and one assemblage called "Folk Artist.