Friday, March 29, 2013

Mara Trachtenberg at Sarah Doyle Gallery

Hera Gallery member, Mara Trachtenberg will have a solo exhibition at the Sarah Doyle Gallery entitled A Decadent World. The exhibit opens March 25th and runs until April 20th with an opening reception Thursday April 4th at 6:00pm. 

See more of her work at: www.maratrachtenberg.com 



Thursday, March 28, 2013

Current exhibit 'New Works' in local review.

Photo by Michael Derr
Independent RI posted a review of our current exhibition 'New Works' which features associate members Claudia Flynn, Connie Greene, Jill McLaughlin, and Troy West. Reviewer Amanda Lyn DiSanto had this to say of the show overall,  

"When I look through other people’s old family scrapbooks or historical images of Rhode Island towns, I get the same feeling as I did viewing some of the new work of four associate members at the Hera Gallery. Before I left, I was thinking about how my community, family, and I could better contribute to future scrapbooks by being more aware of how we live...

...'New Work' implies something current and leading-edge, and this exhibition shows how looking back while looking forward can make that innovative step the more profound." 

Read the complete article HERE with full reviews on each individual's body of work.

Michael Yefko: REPEAT REPEAT Opening April 6th

Repeat Repeat
Michael Yefko
April 6th  – May 4th
Opening Reception:  Saturday, April 6th, 6:00 – 8:00pm


“Repeat Repeat” is a conceptual installation of sculpture, painting, and drawing that explores the repeating moves made by an artist. Responding to the geometric patterns in movement, culture and environmental systems, Yefko is drawn to the repeating rhythms of life in all its complexities. For Yefko, repeating marks, shapes, and color act as metaphors for breath, recovery, desire, and cultural patterns. “Repeating oneself is as essential as breathing,” says Yefko.

Yefko, who lives in Exeter, RI, has worked as an art educator, carpenter, and artist for 35 years. He is inspired by the everyday sights and events that are found in the space between urban and rural areas of Rhode Island. The turf farms, housing developments, ubiquitous blue tarps, sheds, and clotheslines offer opportunities to talk about living lives in the face of bigger cultural patterns. For example, the tarp is also TARP (Troubled Asset Relief Program), which is about both loss of home and community and greed in the economic system.

Yefko believes “the challenge for the artist is to find ways to balance a love of the simple fundamental rhythms of mark, color, and shape with deeper meaning found in our lives.”

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 Repeat Repeat held from 6:00-8:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 6th.

Need a reminder? Check out our Facebook Event HERE!