OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, October 12, 5–7pm
Rachel Gross: Relief–Prints on Wood and Paper
Artist Talk: Thursday, October 25, 5:30pm
Rachel Gross’ recent body of work provokes the viewer to question how their perception allows two-dimensional space to be perceived in three dimensions.
I am interested in how the illusion of space and volume can be made by juxtaposing, shapes, colors, and textures.
Gross, of Hartland, Vermont, holds an MFA in Printmaking from Tyler School of Art. She is an Artist Member and sits on the Board of Directors at Two Rivers Printmaking Studio. Her prints can be found in several major public collections including the Boston Public Library, The Southern Graphics Council Print Collection, the Hood Museum of Art, and the Mead Art Museum. She has had solo exhibitions at the Aidron Duckworth Art Museum, Hooloon Gallery in Philadelphia, Norwich University, and Plymouth State University. Gross has taught printmaking at the Savannah College of Art and Design, The Center for Cartoon Studies, Amherst College, and is currently teaching at Colby-Sawyer College.
Stina Köhnke: Parallels
Artist Talk: Thursday, October 18, 5:30pm
Stina Köhnke’s practice stems from her affinity for antique and curious objects. From a stockpile of found materials in her studio in Lyme, NH, Köhnke works to disassemble and rearrange the components.
I transform these objects into my own narratives by reconfiguring them in unexpected ways. As these recognizable images are morphed and upended, their context becomes more dreamlike. As in a dream, my work’s appearance is simultaneously plausible and improbable.
Köhnke, born in Carmel, California, received her Bachelor of Science from UC Davis and her MFA from Tulane University. From the Monterey coastline to history-steeped New Orleans to the industrial relics that dot New England, Köhnke continues to be influenced and inspired by her surroundings.
Wendy Briggs Powell: Color–flow and form
Artist Talk: Friday, October 12, 4pm
When Wendy Briggs Powell began pursuing a degree in Graphic Design from Vermont College of Fine Arts she began to flourish in the freedom of exploring working with her hands while engaging with the fundamentals of design. Since receiving her MFA in 2015, Powell’s work has been exhibited in New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Missouri, and London. The process of submerging large sheets of paper into various containers of dyed water flows organically as a conversation with both the materials and the elements of design.
My watermarks evolved as a reaction against the sterile environment of the computer screen and the expectations of perfection that arise when creating with today’s technology. I needed a more sensual process of working – one that connected my heart, head, and hands, while also serving as a method for expressing my lived experience.
Boyan Moskov: As time goes by…
Artist Talk: Thursday, November 1, 5:30pm
From a young age Moskov was drawn to making art. His formal training began at the Troyan Art School in Bulgaria where he developed his techniques in painting, sculpture, drawing, and ceramics. Through his studies, Moskov found he most enjoyed ceramics as it incorporated all elements of fine art (sculpture, drawing, and painting).
When I create work, I don’t want it to interfere with its surroundings. My objects are simple and elegant with clean lines. At the same time, they stand bold and strong. A beautiful accent, not a distraction.
Moskov went on to further his education at the Sofia National Art Academy, Bulgaria and the Lunnevad Folk School, Sweden. Over the last decade, Moskov’s ceramics have been exhibited in Sweden, New Hampshire, Vermont, and Maine and have been recognized three times by the League of NH Craftsmen for “Best Decorative Ceramics.”
Exhibitions + Artist Talks are free and open to the public.