July – August 2017
The Syrian Experience as Art
Bassam Aleman, “4 Year Trip: They didn’t survive but died trying”
Friday, July 7, 2017 6-8 pm
Curated by William Ramage, Oliver Schemm and Khaled Youssef
September-October 2017 – ART HOP!
WENDY COPP &
ANN CLAYTON BARLOW
In 2006 I was seized with the desire to pack up, get on my horse, Jolie, and ride out into the countryside along dirt roads and trails wandering in a large circle around the state of Vermont. I had a deep and unaccountable need to live outside, traveling in the rain and heat with my horse as my companion. I did not plan my route beyond the first two weeks, and I thought I would mark my passage by creating small constructions from whatever materials I found en route. This proved impossible because the elemental needs of my horse and I were too consuming. It was only later that I realized that my current work, made from natural materials, traces much of its inspiration from this and subsequent treks.
At the center of my artistic explorations are questions about Time and the ephemeral nature of existence, usually rendered with humor and a touch of the theatrical. Over the years I have explored this theme using a variety of materials and points of view, contrasting the absurdity of the mundane with the mysteries of the universe and the laws of physics. My current work enters into a conversation with natural materials that were once alive, the result of the cycle of the seasons; evidence of the arc of life from birth to death.
The act of gathering and recycling is central to my process and connects the work to a locale, resulting in “textiles” that create snapshots of a region’s vegetation and wildlife. Fashioned into articles of clothing they stand in for the human relationship to natural processes as well as representing the character of the unseen wearer.
Born in Putnam, CT, Ann C. Barlow is a photo-based artist currently living and working in Burlington, VT. Ann holds an M.F.A. from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Her work has been nationally exhibited and is held in several private collections. She is currently the Director of the Residential Learning Community in the Arts Initiative at the University of Vermont and she teaches photo-based classes at UVM and CCV.
My photographs explore my interest in environments that are quiet spaces that seem at rest, similar to the feeling at the bottom of a long exhale. I enjoy the play of perspective and scale that allows me to construct a different image from the space. Playing with long shutter speeds, allows for the quality of light and color to blend and expand the spaces. While the spaces that I photograph are on the margins, the images that I produce develop their own narrative and reaction.
Opening Reception date and time to be announced.
Ross Sheehan and Rueben Vidrio
Cool article about Ross Sheehan in Seven Days, May 24, 2017!
Totembird by Ross Sheehan welded steel 28 x 18 x 8 inches
Painting by Rueben Vidrio
Opening reception time to be announced.
COMING IN 2018
*Zoe Bishop and Adam Forguites
*William Ramage, Fran Bull and Friends
*Melanie Brotz Group Show
*Jorge Cevallos & Co.
We look forward to scheduling these exhibitions:
Amaru Chiza: new work
Ethan Azarian: Room Interiors – 2016
Holly Hauser: new work
Ross Sheehan + Rory Jackson: new work
Antonello Borra: new work, Monologhi dei matti, exhibition and reading
Tina Escaja : reading from Caída Libre
Fomite Press: exhibition and reading