Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Tea at 5 on Thursday, August 30th


Tea at 5

Please join artists Elizabeth Lind and Viera Levitt for 'Tea at 5' at Hera Gallery on Thursday, August 30th from 5 to 8 p.m. for a cup of tea and an informal talk about their work. The first double-solo show in the new Hera Gallery space is ending on September 1st and we invite you to celebrate the new space with us in this closing reception. Elizabeth will also bring the tools she uses to create her stone sculptures. Tea and music provided and the event is free and open to public.
The new exhibition space showcasing Elizabeth Lind on the right, and Viera Levitt on the left.
Figs, Figures & Other Mysteries
Elizabeth Lind speaks through the language of symbols, creating sculptures of women, evocative environments, and natural objects that allude to deeper meanings within the work. Employing direct carving techniques and using the tools and materials of thousands of years ago, her work explores the fluid nature of shifting forms under the stone's surface. 

Beauty in the Beast: Photography of Brutalist Architecture
Through her photographic exploration of a style of architecture often seen as soulless and austere, Viera Levitt provides us with a new lens to discover its hidden beauty. Viera's photographs have been able to capture abstract and geometric sculptural forms, elegant details and even harmony in these architectural "elephants" through her clean artistic style that "listens" for echoes of the architecture's grandiose and utopian vision. Supported in part by RISCA's Project Grant.


Thursday, August 30, 2012 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. 
10 High Street, Wakefield, RI
 

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Register for Hera's 2nd Annual Golf Tournament September 8th!

Happy Summer, Golfers! 


Do you golf or know someone who does? We are pleased to host our second annual golf tournament on Saturday, September 8th at the North Kingstown Municipal Golf Course to benefit Hera Gallery. All proceeds will go to the costs associated with running our non-profit art space and help Hera Gallery bring meaningful art experiences to South County. 


Teams of four will enter the tournament for a fee ($100 per player) that will include the greens fees, cart, a great barbecue chicken and rib dinner, and prizes. There will also be raffles and contests including a hole-in-one contest to win a brand new Chevrolet car from Al Cerrone! Dinner and raffle only is $30 per person. 

  
Location:  North Kingstown Golf Course
                  615 Callahan Road, North Kingstown, RI

Date:        Saturday, September 8th
                  Please Register by August 27th

Time:       Registration:    12:00pm
                 Shotgun Start:  1:15pm

Registration
Hera will contact sponsors.


Click here to find out more and download a registration form and mail back to Hera Gallery PO BOX 336 Wakefield, RI 02880. Purchase tickets on Paypal above to reserve your spot!

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Hera Gallery Won Rhode Island Monthly's "BEST Art Gallery in South County"!


Our Director, Dora Szekely,
 at the Awards Ceremony!
 



Thanks to YOUR votes, Hera Gallery has won Rhode Island Monthly's "Best Art Gallery in South County" by the 2012 Readers' Poll


THANK YOU!

Our BEST OF RHODE ISLAND Award!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Elizabeth Lind: Figs, Figures and Other Mysteries

Elizabeth Lind: Figs, Figures and Other Mysteries

July 28th through September 1st

Hera Gallery is pleased to present "Figs, Figures and Other Mysteries", a solo exhibition of works by Elizabeth Lind from July 28th through September 1st, 2012. The exhibition will take place in our new location on 10 High Street in Wakefield, RI.


Elizabeth Lind speaks through the language of symbols, creating sculptures of women, evocative environments, and natural objects that allude to deeper meanings within the work. Employing direct carving techniques and using the tools and materials of thousands of years ago, her work explores the fluid nature of shifting forms under the stone’s surface.


Lind works primarily in alabaster and marble using a simple mallet and steel hand tools. Originally from Seattle, Elizabeth grew up in New York City and settled in Rhode Island to attend RISD where she earned her master’s degree.
Elizabeth Lind, Pool of Thought, marble

Viera Levitt: BEAUTY IN THE BEAST, Photography of Brutalist Architecture

Viera Levitt: BEAUTY IN THE BEAST

Photography of Brutalist Architecture

July 28th – September 1st, 2012 


Hera Gallery is pleased to present "Beauty in the Beast: Photography of Brutalist Architecture", a solo exhibition of works by Viera Levitt from July 28th through September 1st, 2012. The exhibition will take place in our new location on 10 High Street in Wakefield, RI.

Through her photographic exploration of a style of architecture often seen as soulless and austere, Viera Levitt provides us with a new lens to discover its hidden beauty. In Rhode Island, Brutalism is most evident at CCRI’s Warwick Campus, a building that inspired Ms. Levitt, to curate her 2011 New England Art Award winning, RISCA supported group show and Rhode Island Council for the Humanities funded forum on the history and ideas of Brutalism. In this solo exhibition, Viera Levitt continues her exploration of this overlooked style, derived initially from the ideas of Le Corbusier and that has, since its use globally from the 1950’s through the 1970’s, been universally considered too ugly, violent, crude and gray to hold any beauty. However, Viera’s photographs have been able to capture abstract and geometric sculptural forms, elegant details and even harmony in these architectural “elephants” through her clean artistic style that “listens” for echoes of the architecture’s grandiose and utopian vision. Supported in part by RISCA’s Project Grant, Viera photographed CCRI’s Knight Campus Megastructure in Warwick, UMass Dartmouth, Brown University’s Sciences Library in Providence, Fall River Government Center, Boston City Hall as well as buildings from her native Slovakia that, surprisingly, express the same utopian impulse and visual qualities as those in New England.

Viera Levitt settled in Rhode Island 6 years ago following her Artslink Residency at RISD's Graduate Studies and an internship in the Photography Department at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. She currently works as the Director/Curator of the CCRI Knight Campus Art Gallery as well as a freelance curator and photographer. Her show at CCRI about its Brutalist Megastructure “We Talk About Architecture, Architecture Talks Back” won the 2011 New England Art Award in the Concept/theme show – Curator category. Before moving to the United States, Viera served as the youngest public art museum director in Slovakian history. From 1996 to the present, she has curated or co-curated more than sixty exhibitions in Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Germany, Austria, Luxembourg, and in the USA and has lectured about contemporary art in Bratislava, Brno, Berlin, Rotterdam, Hiroshima, New Delhi, Caracas, Nairobi, as well as in Rhode Island. 

Funding for this exhibition has been provided in part by a grant from the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, through an appropriation by the Rhode Island General Assembly, a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and private funders.