Featured Art Exhibit:
Read about how the exhibit STRUCTURE came to be.
This is our online Featured Show. Of course we all miss attending the Last Friday celebrations in Hillsborough, and we look forward to doing them again later this year. But our artists are still creating new art and this Featured Show opening online on Friday, October 30th, brings exciting new works by Linda Carmel, Ellie Reinhold and Evelyn Ward.
LINDA CARMEL creates a structure on canvas with acrylic modeling paste, using palate knives, small tools, lace and stencils. Acrylic paint is added in layers creating a touchable surface. Her paintings comment oncurrent social conditions. “I’ve continued to focus on our planet’s health as well as the safety of our homes -now our sanctuaries in a very real sense.” In this tumultuous year, Carmel says that it has been hard to stayfocused. “There has been a lot of second-guessing and do-overs! I am usually a very organized person but I have found it harder to keep structure in my days while the world around me feels so uncertain.”
ELLIE REINHOLD says “Many people, are isolated at home, having lost the ability to roam safely in the world. About a year ago I lost my studio of 2 decades and moved myworking space home. These events and other more personal losses have narrowed my focus and shifted mywork. There is a tiny old play structure in my back yard that I pass every day when I head to the woods towalk. I have a full view of it from my home studio. It has been in my paintings before, but now it dominatesmy field of view. My new work captures this little building in different moods and seasons, holding someof my feelings from these strange days.”
Evelyn Ward : Handmade pottery connects us with the maker every time we use it. I’m currentlyworking with earthenware clay because I love the rich color of the clay showing through on the surfaces ofthe pots.” Using a technique called monoprinting, Ward cuts out a design from paper coated with coloredslip. “Once the slip has dried a little, I put it on the pot, paper and all. When the slip has adhered to the pot, Ipull the paper off to reveal the design. Not all of the slip sticks, leaving the surface with an imperfecttexture. I love those imperfections, and the clean lines and the printed quality I get from this process.”
Hillsborough Gallery of Arts, 121 N. Churton St., Hillsborough, NC