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Upcoming Exhibitions: October


Radium 88 , Langley Spurlock, Archival Pigment Print on Duratrans on Lightbox, 24” x 18”

Radium 88, Langley Spurlock, Archival Pigment Print on Duratrans on Lightbox, 24” x 18”

Langley Spurlock with John Martin Tarrat

SECRETS OF THE ELEMENTS 5

AT INFINITY’S EDGE

Life on Mars. Death by paintbrush. Art and haiku meet on the borders of Creation. At Studio Gallery, chemist-artist Langley Spurlock and poet John Martin Tarrat say goodbye to the periodic table in the fifth and last installment of a fifteen-year collaboration. 25 new pieces feature painting, sculpture, collage, digital print and haiku. Sodium, Radium, Titanium. And, at the very edge, some of the oddest, out-there elements to rock the known universe. 

First Friday Reception: October 4th, 6 - 8 pm

Preview Reception: October 5th, 4 - 6 pm

Artist’s Reception & Talk: October 12th, 4 - 6 pm

Closing Reception: October 26th, 3 - 5 pm


IN THE DOWNSTAIRS GALLERY

Golden Gate Bridge, Gordon Binder, pastel on beige paper, 12”x9”

Gordon Binder

NATURE ON MY MIND:  LANDSCAPES, SEASCAPES

Having spent my professional life in conservation, I take inspiration from majestic views of nature, especially of land and water, which provide all of us the foundation we need to enjoy life and to prosper. 

Though in recent years I’ve mostly shown artwork featuring urban themes, Nature on My Mind offers another take, another view, of what I see around me.  The work derives chiefly from the images and vistas I absorb when I travel, when I wander outdoors, when I take in the sunsets out the back window of my apartment, on the beach, in the mountains.

My sketchbook is ever at the ready, one or another drawing the inspiration for a painting.  Some of my paintings are based on actual places, others are imaginary or abstracted in what I call an expressionist style, somewhere along the spectrum between realism and abstraction. 

First Friday Reception: October 4th, 6 - 8 pm

Artist’s Reception: October 19th, 4 - 6 pm

Closing Reception: October 26th, 4 - 6 pm

Melpomene , Carolee Jakes, woodcut print, 1 of 4, varied edition, 12”x24”

Melpomene, Carolee Jakes, woodcut print, 1 of 4, varied edition, 12”x24”

Carolee Jakes

Invoking Melpomene

When I arrived in Athens last July, I checked into my hotel, walked through the Plaka, and up to the Acropolis. There, surrounded by the towering, worn columns, walking in the white heat of a Greek summer, I searched for a way to connect with my surroundings and find a springboard into my work on Skopelos. I found Melpomene.

Daughter of Zeus and Mnemosyne, her name means “the one that is melodius”. She has been known as the Muse of Singing, the Muse of Chorus, and the Muse of Tragedy. Less well known than her more famous sisters, she is associated with Dionysis, the lover of Achelous, and the mother of sirens.

I can’t say exactly why I find her so fascinating, but I do know that I thought of her dancing in the trees and on the water. And I heard her singing in the winds over Skopelos.

First Friday Reception: October 4th, 6 - 8 pm

Artist’s Reception: October 19th, 4 - 6 pm

Closing Reception: October 26th, 4 - 6 pm