Opening reception: Friday, September 1, 2017 5:00-8:00 pm
Ashley Collins is a contemporary American female painter recognized for her large-scale oil paintings. Collins’ deeply layered works integrate portions of figurative horseheads and silhouettes, among subtle imagery from vintage photographs, literature and postcards. The exhibition includes new encaustic works that are homage to the Velveteen Rabbit’s question “What is Real?” Also included will be the release of her first prints in 15 years created with the influence of a fourth generation Japanese printmaker named Izumi Kato
The gallery will also exhibit Jeri Eisenberg’s newest series, “Warm Waters”. This series embraces the movement of water and creates a sense of the ebb and flow through both the materials used and subject mater. Utilizing Japanese Kozo paper and infused with encaustic, the photographs are atmospheric and soft. Eisenberg’s photographs reside in public, private and museum collections across the country and internationally.
We will also be exhibiting the iconic work Rodney Smith (12/24/1957-12/5/2016). A career that spanned over four decades, Smith’s iconic black and white photographs of Paris, New York and French Gardens often depicted romantic, grand scenes or reflected a quiet allure. His wit, humor, grace and style lives on in the photographs he so magically created.