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The Warner Gallery welcomes visitors to the O'Brien Arts Center, which opened to the public in October 2004 with an exhibition of 20th Century American masterworks from the Payson Collection. Each year, four visiting artist exhibitions are on view to the St. Andrew's community and the public in the Warner Gallery. Each exhibition opens with a reception and gallery talk by the artist.
For more information, please call Mr. John McGiff at (302) 285-4215.
For more of Bruce's work, visit his site at
Raised by Woodwards and tamed by wolves, I am haunted by the allure of point breaks and powder days, steep creeks and tall peaks; I am a hunter gatherer of natural light and candid moments. With an appetite whet with a taste of the unknown and the smell of home, I wander a path paved by open minds and trusting eyes, guided by willing feet...
...and a desire to bring you with me.
From my early days drinking fixer in the dark room, learning zone system and processing 4x5 negatives, to recent trips documenting surf culture in NYC, migrant farm workers in Napa, rock climbing in South Africa, or the street kids of Rio’s Carnival, my pursuit of new experiences pushes me to continually evolve my vision, while reminding me of the importance of carrying my camera with humor, compassion and curiosity.
For more of Forest's work, visit his site at www.forestwoodward.com.
I am interested in my response to daily stimuli and the subsequent creation of harmonious compositions of materials, forms, and surfaces. I seek to communicate realizations of what I personally believe to be interesting and congruous material arrangements and spatial orders, using the work as an exploration into a personally affected environment. In the process of creating and assessing my work I seek to further clarify my own criteria used for evaluating my environment. I have found that my reaction to an object in my surroundings may have a lasting impact on my aesthetic preferences even though it may not be consciously recognized at the time, only later emerging as a visual motif in my work.
For more of Ben's work, visit his site at www.bfiess.com.
"The vision of the artist is the vision to see and the ability to tell the world something that it unconsciously thinks about nature. He must show people more than they already see and he must show them with so much human sympathy and understanding that they will recognize it as if they themselves had seen the beauty and the glory. It is our job to tell the world something about these things that it has not known before, some impression that we alone have received." — Charles Hawthorne
For more of Dylan's work, visit his site at dylancritchfield.com.
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.
For more of David's work, visit his site at www.davidmambrose.com.
All Things Passing explores what it means to be in a constant state of transition, the movement from one state to another, and our innate – and often futile – desire for change. From life to death, from knowing to unknowing and back again, we are forever passing.
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 in Middletown, Del.
For more of Joshua’s work, visit his site at www.joshuameier.com.
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 an 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 City 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.
For more of Christine’s work, visit her site at christineneill.com.
“The perception of solid Form is entirely a matter of experience. We see nothing but flat colors; and it is only by a series of experiments that we find out that a stain of black or grey indicates the dark side of a solid substance, or that a faint hue indicates that the object in which it appears is far away.The whole technical power of painting depends on our recovery of what might be called the innocence of the eye; that is to say, a sort of childish perception of these flat stains of color, merely as such, without consciousness of what they may signify, as a blind man would see them if suddenly gifted with sight.” – John Ruskin
About the Artists:
Pahl Hluchan and Connie Simon have been friends and colleagues for over ten years. Although their work is visually very different, they share a similar passion for constructing from their visual imagination. Each creates a unique world from their private dreams and visions. The space, forms, light, and colors of the observed visual world are explored as means to express individual poetry and iconography. Each artist draws on different art movements from the past to forge a personal style and express individual ideas and narratives.
In this exhibition, White explores physical connections and visual links between multiple ceramic objects. Exploiting surface and form while remaining within the sphere of use, her work ranges from the handheld to large coiled jars. Objects are often roughly layered with white slip and celadon glaze or reduced to the austere palette of a woodfired kiln.
For more of Catherine’s work, visit her site at www.catherinewhite.com.