Curated by Bartholomew Bland and Patricia O’Shaughnessy
January 31 to March 16
OPENING RECEPTION Thursday, January 31, at 7 pm
Spring is the messenger! And like the season these artists telegraph a sense of hope with the familiar; buds, flowers, leaves, nature!
Artist, Jane McNichol, said it beautifully: “I love that time of year…. its beginnings are always so fragile and tenuous. It’s those beginnings that offer just a bit of hope that things will grow and later, thrive. In that early spring, we can never quite conceive that the strength of summer will really get here. So, sometimes, tender makes the day.”
This raw and riotous season is a good metaphor for our current political climate of clashing discordant ideals. We trust, like nature itself, out of chaos good ideas will spawn, take root and mature.
Appreciating the repetition of nature’s cycle, the beauty that comes of it and those who render it, provide us solace and hope.
David Kimball Anderson · Jackie Battenfield · Stanley Bielen · Jasmina Danowski ·Nancy Daubenspeck · Katie DeGroot · Jeri Eisenberg · Adam Handler · Barbara Hirsch · Catherine Howe · Mary Judge · KK Kozik · David Licata · Jane McNichol · Isabelle Menin · Marilla Palmer · Melanie Parke · Jill Parisi · Walter Rane · Beth Rundquist · Ilene Sunshine
The Cooley Gallery (Old Lyme, CT) · Kathryn Markel Fine Arts (New York City and Bridgehampton, NY) · Kenise Barnes Fine Art (Larchmont, NY) · Madelyn Jordan Fine Art (Scarsdale, NY) · Muriel Guépin Gallery (New York City)
Featured images: Wallflowers by KK Kozik, Aglow by Stanley Bielen, Early Spring Foliage by Walter Rane and Freesia by Beth Rundquist.