Go Figure! Is the title of the show at the Hillsborough Gallery of Arts featuring new work by painters Linda Carmel, and Marcy Lansman, and art doll sculptures by yours truly. The show installed Monday, and the opening reception is this Friday, September 30th, from 6 to 9 pm during Hillsborough’s monthly “Last Friday” art walk. All three of the artists featured this month’s show highlight figures in our current work. I took a few shots with my phone after we had the show all installed Monday as a preview for you.
Marcy’s vibrant pantings feature family and children, many are adapted from her own family photos. Linda’s highly textured paintings are over sculpted modeling paste, they depict female figures with connections to roles and image.
With my own pieces, I wanted to push gesture and form of each sculpture to bring my art dolls to where they invoke a narrative for the viewer. I noticed after we had installed the show that many now appear to look like book illustrations to me. I think that can be said of the work of all three of this month’s featured artists, and it provides a nice connection between our work beyond their merely being figurative works.
As I wrote earlier, the opening reception for “Go Figure!” is this Friday from 6 to 9pm. We hope that you can come out and get a closer look at all of our work.