Betsy S Manderen Gallery
Knockin' on Heaven's Door
August 21–October 21, 2018
Public Reception and Gallery Talk:
September 2, 2018, 2–4pm
The Chasing Faroe Series are oil painted works on paper, wood and wool, which speak to the pursuit of the transient nature of a place or an event in life. They document the memory of travel, or the imagining of a new destination on the line that divides the heavens and earth seemingly within our grasp yet unreachable. The surfaces of the paintings become both figurative and literal landscape with the resonance of a well-weathered wall. The paintings are arranged and pinned to the wall as evidence of an investigation. A delightful deterioration, of the scraped and sanded surfaces reveal embedded color striations and a history- a visual lapse of time. Consequently there is a descent into a more ambiguous space, which is beneath the surface on several levels, where form is no longer clear yet not melted away either, searching for a language to borrow to tell of the journey.
In the South Gallery
Kendal Creates: The Art and Artists of Kendal at Oberlin
September 8–October 28
Opening Reception: September 16, 2018, 2–4pm
As part of Kendal at Oberlin's 25th Anniversary celebrations, this exhibit features works by 25 Kendal resident artists. Works include paintings, watercolors, photographs, quilts, collages, ceramics, a drawing, a mobile, an art doll, an embroidered piece, and a lace collar.