January 11 — February 15, 2013
As an artist, paper has always
been my safe haven. It's surface acting as a creative flint strip to my imagination. Paper is the first place I go to explore my thoughts and
ideas. But paper does not only act as a place to find inspiration. For
the past 10 years, much of my work has been executed almost exclusively
on paper. Working Papers explores my relationship to paper as a surface for a work of art.
As a rule, I never leave a sheet unaltered. I have pierced, cut or
stapled my paper throughout my career. I regard all of these activities
as drawing techniques. Each as valid as putting pencil to paper. Each
process has been fed by my desire to create as difficult an environment
to work on as possible and as result, challenge myself as an artist.
All Things Passing
Photography from Joshua Meier
October 19 — November 20, 2012
About the Artist: Joshua Meier is a photographic artist specializing in conceptual black and white imagery. He has exhibited extensively in museums and galleries across the United States. Meier utilizes many historical processes like wet plate collodian, photogravure, lith printing, and tintypes to create unique, one-of-a-kind, handmade works. Currently, Joshua is head of photography at St. Andrew's School.
Final Flight, Tintype, 8"x10"
Mystery & Magic in Nature
September 1 — October 1, 2012
About the Artist: Nature has long been the subject of Christine Neill's large mixed-media paintings. Neill initially studied biology at Skidmore College, ultimately graduating with a B.S. degree in art and earning her M.F.A. in painting from Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore. It was a natural transition for her from the examination of biological process to metaphorically visualizing those processes as imagery in paintings and prints. She dates her interest in environmental conservation to those early studies.
Neill divides her time between Baltimore and New Hampshire. The garden behind her Baltimore home shares characteristics without duplicating those of the land in the country. She finds the two activities, painting and planting, support each other and influence her interpretation of art and nature. She is a professor in the painting department at Maryland Institute College of Art.