Reflections" opens at Landing Gallery on First Friday
Landing Gallery, 409 Main Street in Rockland is pleased to announce a
new exhibit, “Reflections,” opening on Friday, October 2 to 31. This
exhibit is a two person collaboration of new work by Dorothy Simpson
Krause and Merike van Zanten. The artists will give a gallery talk on
Friday, October 2nd at 4:30 p.m., preceding the artists’ opening
reception, 5 to 8 p.m.
Dorothy Simpson Krause is a well known painter, collage artist, print
maker and Professor Emeritus at Massachusetts College of Art. Her work
has received numerous awards and is in the collection of more than
thirty museums and public art installations. Krause uses an image
layering technique to build a complex and dynamic mixed media
artwork. Pigment transfer prints with aluminum, steel, canvas and
encaustic are combined in various ways to complete each work.
“My work embeds archetypal symbols and fragments of image and text in
multiple layers of texture and meaning,” said Krause. “My art-making is
an integrated mode of inquiry that links concept and media in an
ongoing dialogue – a visible means of exploring meaning.”
“Eucalyptus & Wild Grasses” by Merike Van Zanten, Eco Print on Cotton & Wool
Merike Van Zanten is a mixed media artist. Her work is found in
private press books and in museum, university and private collections.
Her work in this exhibition uses a process known as Eco printing. It is
the process of making leaf prints on different papers or fabrics using
heat and pressure.
Van Zanten also expands on the Eco printing process by combining
prints with other natural materials like small branches, natural dyes
and natural fabrics. There is no use of commercial paint or ink which
makes her work environmentally friendly. Her work is inspired by and
created with organic materials from Mother Nature.
“I like working with natural materials, found objects and metals,”
said Van Zanten. “Usually I don’t have a plan, and let the materials
take me to places known and unknown and vice versa.”
“Artist’s possess a mirror like ability to interpret our world in
different ways,” said Bruce Busko, president of Landing Gallery. “Our
individual sense of vision becomes a unique filter, distilling essential
and favorable details that become our inspiration and response to
nature. Through our creative experience and the art that follows, we can
express our personal, soul filled, feelings. Art becomes a reflection, a
manifestation of our unique personal lens that others can see,
interpret and appreciate.”
For more information, visit www.LandingArt.com or call (207) 239-1223.
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