Christine Ritchie "Passage II Naples" oil on canvas, 36" x 48"

Christine Ritchie "Passage II Naples" oil on canvas, 36" x 48"

Christine Ritchie II

Christine Ritchie "Return II" oil on paper laid on panel, 30" x 22"

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Christine Ritchie "Primary Passage VI"  oil on canvas, 36" x 60"

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Christine A. Ritchie (MFA Painting & Printmaking, Pratt Institute, NYC ) lived & worked in NYC for 23 years & currently lives & maintains a studio in the Detroit area. She has worked as an Adjunct Faculty member for Macomb Community College & Kendall College of Art, teaching drawing & foundation courses as well as drawing, painting & AP art history at the High School level. Her work has been exhibited in NYC, Chicago, Memphis, Detroit & Pennsylvania plus Italy, Holland & other countries. Her work is in private collections in NYC, Memphis, Washington DC, Chicago, Detroit & California, as well as Belgium, Holland and Italy. Along with working with the figure, Ritchie has made annual plein air painting excursions since 1997 in both the U.S. & Europe and also produces landscape paintings in the studio.

ABOUT THE EXHIBITION

Christine Ritchie
Christine Ritchie
Kip Kowalski
Kip Kowalski

Throughout art history the female form has been a subject of artists. The two artists in this exhibit react to the same figure, in a shared studio at the same time with very diverse outcomes.Christine Ritchie is interested in the figure as a vehicle in transit through space & looks for rhythms created by the human form as it moves through & beyond or into the picture space.

Kip Kowalski gravitates to the comically grotesque & obscenely ugly. He explores the figure in search of gestures & shapes as a beginning & then proceeds to create a narrative that deals with his extreme subject matter using a surreal mix of metaphors, visual distortions & slapstick humor.

Both artists handle the concepts of space in which the figure occupies on the picture plane. Kip by creating an environment in which the figure(s) lives. Christine allows the figure(s) to create space through which it moves.

While Christine approaches the figure externally with an immediate alla prima process, Kip internalizes the human form to express & combine the psychological realities of his personal vision.

The duality of nature in these works are evidence of the very different “eyes” we each possess & how we see & react to the world around us.

Simultaneous Contrast
Christine A. Ritchie and Kip Kowalski
September 8 - October 13, 2017
Opening Reception with artists
September 8th, 6 - 8 pm
Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center
Birmingham, MI

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Herb Edwards "Cartwheel", Acrylic - Board, 24"x24"

Herb Edwards "Cartwheel", Acrylic - Board, 24"x24"

Herb Edwards, "Two Figures", Acrylic-Board, 16"x16"

Herb Edwards, "Two Figures", Acrylic-Board, 16"x16"

Herb Edwards, "Two Girls Folding a Blanket", Acrylic-Board, 16"x16"

Herb Edwards, "Two Girls Folding a Blanket", Acrylic-Board, 16"x16"

Herb Edwards, "Women with Yellow Pails", Acrylic-Board, 24"x24"

Herb Edwards, "Woman with Yellow Pails", Acrylic-Board, 24"x24"

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Herb Edwards was born in Brownsville, PA in 1940. He received his BFA from The University of New Mexico in 1963 and his MFA from Pratt Institute in 1970. Herb was a professor of fine arts for over twenty years.

Herb and his family now live on Cape Cod where he paints in the Spring and Fall and exhibits his paintings at Cataumet Art Center in Cataumet, MA, Chatham Fine Art in Chatham, MA and The Christina Gallery in Edgartown, MA.

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ABOUT THE FALMOUTH ART CENTER

The Falmouth Artists Guild was established in 1966 when a small group of Falmouth painters gathered and began informal art classes. They soon realized that working in a group improved their love of art and their artistic skills.  The Falmouth Art Center now has over 600 members and a full roster of classes, workshops, exhibits.

 

Herb Edwards & Lillia Frantin
"Bathers & Bouquets"
Sept 1 thru Sept. 30, 2017
Opening Reception Friday September 1
Sigel Gallery 4pm - 6 pm
Falmouth Art Center, Falmouth, MA

 

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 Rachel Doniger (American, b. 1979). Infinity I-VI, 2016. Cut Paper Reliefs. © Rachel Doniger

Rachel Doniger (American, b. 1979). Infinity I-VI, 2016. Cut Paper Reliefs. Private Collection, Dallas, Texas. © Rachel Doniger

1. Rachel Doniger (American, b. 1979). Untitled I-VI, 2017. Cut Paper Reliefs. Ritz Carlton Chicago Collection. © Rachel Doniger

Rachel Doniger (American, b. 1979). Untitled I-VI, 2017. Cut Paper Reliefs. Ritz Carlton Chicago Collection. © Rachel Doniger

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ABOUT THE ARTIST

About+Rachel

Rachel Doniger’s paper reliefs investigate the graphic potential of paper. A simple process of cutting and folding thousands of similar shapes yields a field defined by moments of intensity and calm. As the viewer’s glance moves from one shape to the next, they see not only a crescendo from low to high, but also the relationship between the two. Space, as perceived by the viewer, becomes an inseparable part of the image. In this way, the classic opposing relationship of figure and ground (or field) is turned on its head. If we think of figure not as an object read against a field, but as an effect emerging from the field, then we can understand figure and field to be closely aligned.

Rachel Doniger, a former architect, has been exhibiting her paper reliefs since 2014. Notable exhibition venues include the Arvada Center for the Arts, Blue Print Store, Redline Gallery and Ice Cube Gallery. Her work resides in the collection of the Chicago Ritz Carlton and in private collections across the United States.

Rachel lives in Denver, Colorado with her husband and two children. She spends much of her time outdoors observing the natural landscapes that inform her work.

ABOUT THE EXHIBITION

Paper.Works which includes the works of twenty artists who use paper as their artistic medium. From cast paper to cut paper, folded paper to handmade paper.  The Paper.Works exhibit is on view at the Arvada Center for Arts and Humanities. Since its opening in 1976, the award winning Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities has grown to become one of the nation’s largest multidisciplinary arts centers.

PAPER.WORKS

June 1 - August 20, 2017
Arvada Center for the Arts & Humanities
Arvada, Colorado

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