Tuesday, August 17, 2010
read the entire article here on Apartment Therapy! Congratulations Robin, you built your dream and it is gorgeous!
Monday, August 16, 2010
Saturday, August 14, 2010
"I can feel the plants growing around me, their breath sweet , their heartbeats fluttering in the heat of this summer afternoon I can hear them whispering with the cicada and shifting slightly as they dig deeper into the hot dirt I'll water them in the morning, while they still have tiaras of dew and snip off their flowers as offerings to august. I have been painting this subject for way too long but it seems to be growing more intriguing rather than less, so there will be more flowers, and more koi pools." - Dustan Knight
Dustan Knight has an MFA from Pratt Institute and an MA from Boston University in Art History.
"My artistic sensibility is strongly influenced by my post graduate years in New York City. I was involved in the Expressionist movement of new artists in the eighties. Like them I believe that art should be a passionate statement from the artist’s innermost self. My subsequent study in Art History establishes a framework of artistic ideas and ideals giving my work depth and context within the historic dialogue of art and culture. I feel comfortable using various mediums. Materials and technique are simply vocabulary to express whatever I feel is important to communicate."
"I have been working with watercolor during the last ten years and am fascinated by the brilliant fragile color, physical peculiarities and speed with which you can move it. It is a really fun exciting medium that reacts immediately (and not always in a predictable manner) to every thing I do or refrain from doing."
"I am not a gardener and my garden is very messy, which distresses me everytime a 'real' gardener comes to visit....
...But the tangle of weeds and perennials look alot like my paintings. I Like the way the watercolor paint pools and melts into different shapes and I like the way the spaces, become shapes then become spaces, just as my garden does."
Garden Party runs thru August 29th. All of the works from this show are available to view and purchase in our online shop!
Sunday, August 1, 2010
Friday, July 23, 2010
"What makes a human human? How much of the animal remains in the human mind and body? The show includes artists' portraits of our animal selves as well as
animals taking on human-like personas, fantasy depictions of human-animal
combinations, explores the relationship between humans and animals, touches the
question of the future of animal species and references the presentation of
human-animal metaphors in literature and poetry. Images, sculpture and video
works range in content from mythic re-interpretation to sharp-eyed views on
All of the works from this show are also available to view + purchase in our online shop!
*Join us at the PMA for the public reception, Thursday, July 29th, 5:30 - 7:30pm in conjunction with the new show ... Enjoy a 'Beast Boy' at the bar accompanied by appetizers, courtesy of the Black Trumpet. And look, but don't pet, the live humanimals!
Thursday, July 22, 2010
this painting was part of the satellite exhibition at the Portsmouth Museum of Art and now it is back in the gallery! learn more
... inspired by my new bicycle (thanks George!) and also because we LOVE it!
"When I see an adult on a bicycle, I do not despair for the future of the human race." ~H.G. Wells
Saturday, July 10, 2010
"It Rained Today" by Linda Cordner, wax + oil on panel, 10 x 10 inches
and it just so happens to be available in our online shop!
"Into each life some rain must fall."- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Monday, July 5, 2010
Confluence #9, encaustic, oil, aluminum and glass on braced birch, 48 x 48
Divergence #2, encaustic, oil and aluminum on braced birch, 36 x 36
Confluence #11, encaustic, oil, copper and yarn on braced birch, 36 x 36
Confluence #7, encaustic, oil, aluminum, glass, fabric and bark on braced
birch panel, 48 x 48
Above and Beyond #320, encaustic and mixed-media on braced birch, 6 x 6
Though the sculptural elements of wax and organic lines, themes and contemporary concepts pervade this work, so does the artists own intimacy with them. Incorporating family heirloom crochet, bark fallen from the trees around her studio, pieces of her handmade sari wedding dress, nails found in the basement of her father’s workshop, vintage love letters salvaged from a relatives attic, this work elicits a deep sense of the past and future all while keeping them benignly impersonal.
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Monday, May 31, 2010
and bird-headed people appear, matter-of-factly, dressed in their Sunday best.
Kaetlyn combines elements of gouache, watercolor and graphite works on paper to explore themes of innocence, disillusionment, identity, desire and repression. Her subject matter derives from fairy tales, myths, children’s stories, historical writings, nature publications, field guides and found domestic photography.
Sunday, May 30, 2010
Here are a few photos of the show (starting in the main lobby) ...
More pictures from "At the Edge" can be seen on our flickr.