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Counterpoint

UCONN STAMFORD ART GALLERY PRESENTS

“COUNTERPOINT”

Exhibit Dates: August 8 – September 15, 2016

Opening Reception: Saturday, August 13, 2-4 p.m.

 

The core of their group originated in the mid-nineties. Since then they have expanded to six members who meet monthly to share their current work and discuss it. From time to time they have shown as a group. The last group exhibition was held over five years ago at the Garden Education Center Gallery in Greenwich. Overall, as they create works in different media and individual unique styles, their art as a whole represents shifting points of view– thus their name “Counterpoint”.

Phyllis Lee Ava & George are Going to the Opera, Stoneware 12"h

Phyllis Lee Ava & George are Going to the Opera, Stoneware 12″h

Amongst the various collections of these mixed media artist, each of them contain a distinct attribute to their work that establishes their individuality and unique flare. For Brest, “leaves are a particular favorite in the fall, the incongruity of materials adds a critical dimension”, that of which, she wants the viewer to move closer to see what’s hiding in plain sight.

Yellow Chairs, Acrylic on canvas

Yellow Chairs, Acrylic on canvas

Rindlaub’s work shows forth that “the value of the shapes adds another dimension to the very enjoyable challenge of making a painting. On the contrary, Griffiths, who finds her edge in the idea itself, as opposed to an object and/or skillset; puts satire to use for interpretation of the message conveyed.

Sea of Cortez, Oil

Sea of Cortez, Oil

Dixon, finds incorporating embroidery threads into much of her art creates the kind of texture and color that expresses her most personal feelings and concepts. “Do people remind me of birds, or do birds remind me of people?” Says Lee, whom of which, enjoys making creatures that seem to be a mixture. Lastly, Baker hopes to encourage the viewer to feel the aliveness within them that goes beyond categories and labels!

Counterpoint Media Artists are: Carol Dixon of Greenwich, Wendy Brest of Stamford, Laurette Rindlaub of Riverside, Barbara Griffiths of New York, Phyllis Lee of Westport, and Susan Baker of Rowayton.