The voices of three artists Alice Levinson, Michael Salemi, and Mary Lansman tell a story of creativity across three mediums: fabric, wood, and paint. September 24 – October 21. Opening reception during Hillsborough’s Last Friday Art Walk, September 28th 6-9pm.
Alice Levinson writes, “In creating my sewn textiles, I use three key components: cloth, thread, and needle. Starting with white cloth, I experiment freely with dye, pigments, and printing techniques to create cloth which is complex in texture and rich in visual interest. The resulting cloth is the primary prompt to my compositions.
Wood-turner Michael Salemi writes, “A trilogy is a three-part story. For this show, I decided to create a series of stories in wood comprised of sets of three—three female statues in white and black, three square-rim bowls in different woods, three plates with a lamination pattern repeated once, twice and then three times. Each of these stories that I’ve told in wood varies in color, size, or pattern. Working in threes has been a fun challenge and I hope those who see the show share my enthusiasm.”
Painter Marcy Lansman writes of her new work, “What I’m most excited about right now is that flowers have found their way back into my paintings. Flowers are where I started – very realistic watercolor flowers. During the past few years I have drifted away from them. My paintings have become quite abstract – pulled more from my imagination than from the outside world. Then just recently, flowers have re-appeared. This time they are not painted flowers, but flowers I’ve photographed and collaged into otherwise abstract paintings. So far they’re sitting there very quietly, almost hidden. But who knows what may happen next?”
Artist-owned gallery features painting, sculpture, photography, glass, jewelry, wood, pottery & fiber. 121 N. Churton St., Hillsborough NC, 919-732-5001. Hours: 10-6 Mon–Th, 10-9 Fri & Sat, 12-4 Sun. HillsboroughGallery.com