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December 10 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Sunday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until January 7, 2018
Celebrate the season and another year of beautiful landscape art with Marcia Burtt Gallery’s annual Holiday Show and Party featuring gallery artists and guest printmakers Sara Woodburn and Leonardo Nuñez.
Nuñez and Woodburn both create prints from carvings, but to very different ends. Precise detail is the hallmark of Nuñez’s reductive linoleum cuts and etchings; Woodburn’s emphasis on shape and overlapping colors invites symbolic reading of her subject matter.
Patricia Doyle, Marcia Burtt and Marilee Krause emphasize landscape in flux.
Doyle’s big brush gestures relay the power of the Pacific. Burtt’s rapid brushstrokes and dynamic color capture change in the weather and tides—ephemeral moments made permanent on canvas. Using fluid line and pooling watercolor, Krause finds tranquility in impermanence.
Mixing watermedia on plastic paper, Randall David Tipton experiments with layering washes and line, discovering otherworldly terrain within the mundane.
Layers of color, optical mixing, and texture in Michael Ferguson’s large acrylics are as much his subject as the trees and ponds he depicts. Flora becomes decoration.
Space and scale are disrupted in paintings by Dana Hooper, Anne Ward, Robert Abbott and photographs by Bill Dewey. Hooper’s brazen use of color and thick paint flattens the depth in her portraits of livestock. Ward also disrupts the depth of field, emphasizing pattern and shape, forcing backgrounds and still life to occupy a single plane. Flat, muted color belies the depth in Abbott’s expanses of farmland.
Dewey’s aerial photographs look straight down, making quilted patterns out of our big earth.
Oil to graphite to watercolor, Susan Petty uses an eclectic approach to landscape. Delicate to dense line, color or monochrome, she uses every method in her wide arsenal of media to celebrate the variety of her subjects.
Realism and an intimate knowledge of art history guide the styles of Erling Sjovold, Ian Roberts, Ann Lofquist and Marilyn Turtz. Softened brush strokes disappear into Sjovold’s quiet landscapes, creating a hint of surrealism. Roberts adds a slight impressionist influence to his pastoral, often exotic, landscapes. Lofquist’s panoramic vistas acknowledge modern times using traditional landscape painting technique.
Turtz’s minimalist realism finds the perfect balance between what is portrayed and what the viewer brings to the work.