Wednesday, February 20, 2013

New Works March 2- 30

Featuring Claudia Flynn, Connie Greene,  
Jill McLaughlin, and Troy West
March 2 - March 30, 2013 
Opening Reception Saturday, March 2nd, 6:00 - 8:00pm

Hera Gallery is pleased to present New Works featuring the recent artwork of Associate Members, Claudia Flynn, Connie Greene, Jill McLaughlin, and Troy WestThe artists will be displaying a variety of media from sculpture, collage and assemblage to paintings and photography.

Working from an emotive state, Claudia Flynn's provocative and at times, haunting pieces are interested in human culture and the symbolic that is viscerally felt and realized.  Within her work the traditional and the modern often converge, along with social and cultural collective memories. Flynn is in relentless pursuit of matters pertaining to the soul and spirit.                                      

Connie Greene has recently begun to photograph and write about the farmers she met at the seven South County markets last summer. This exhibit includes four new farms that are producing impressive amounts of healthful and sustainable grown food after three or fewer years of operation.   

Jill McLaughlin's latest collages and assemblages are inspired by memories, nature and her own inner stories.  She enjoys experimenting with techniques to create subtle layers with texture and depth to tell a story or convey an idea or emotion. By focusing on timeless personal and universal themes like dreams, home life and the environment, McLaughlin invites the viewer to discover their own stories.

Educator, architect, activist and artist Troy West creates steel sculptures from materials gleaned from scrap yards, what the sea washes ashore and from debris people throw away, - society's dregs. The work becomes a part of the landscape, and nature's elements become part of the work.  The adversarial relationship between man's desires and nature's needs fuels the work. As he states, in reference to his inspiration for these past months' work during these especially abnormal storms, "We cannot deny mother nature her place at the table anymore". 

The exhibition will take place in Hera Gallery's new location on 10 High Street in Wakefield, RI. The public is invited to attend the opening reception of New Works held from 6:00-8:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 2nd.

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