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Gallery Archive 2013

“Geoffrey Stein: A Decade of Portraits” Exhibit by: Geoffrey Stein October 12, 2013 – November 29, 2013

“Geoffrey Stein: A Decade of Portraits”, features 20 of Stein’s paintings and collages from the past 10 years. Stein is a figurative painter who has been concentrating on portraiture. He paints to find out what he thinks about the world, to discover the things he does not have words for. Stein savors the slips of the hand that express one’s unconscious feelings. He is interested in the tension between abstraction and realism. Rather than making an academic copy or photorealistic illustration, Stein is exploring the tension between what needs to be shown and what does not: the seen and the unseen.

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Two Heads Are Better Than One Exhibit by: Mary Elizabeth Peterson & Beth Nagle August 19, 2013 – October 1, 2013

“Two Heads Are Better Than One” is an exhibition by Elizabeth Nagle and Mary Elizabeth Peterson. The exhibit ranges from the intricately finished large canvases back to the irreverent “sketch” paintings and collages where their ideas are born. It features all manner of hybrid materials such as woven plastic grass seed bags, millinery ribbons and flattened, rusty bottle caps. It includes art works that typically start with one object or idea and then evolve in all directions and sometimes back upon themselves.

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Different Strokes Exhibit by: The Pink House Painters May 13, 2013 – July 12, 2013

“Different Strokes” is an exhibition by The Pink House Painters. The group, comprised of 33 Fairfiled county painters, is diverse in perspective, style and media but they paint together regularly, providing one another with critiques and camaraderie.

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Pen Women Group presents “Reaching New Heights” Exhibit by: Greenwich Pen Women April 4, 2013 – May 2, 2013

“Reaching New Heights” highlights recent work by the artist members of the Greenwich Pen Women. The group is a branch of the National League of American Pen Women, headquartered in Washington, D. C. To be considered for membership, artists must have had pieces shown in several art exhibits and have sold work.

The range of media the artists’ work in is wide – from photography to painting to sculpture. The styles span from abstraction to realism. The mood of the pieces may be dreamy, serious or humorous but, always. the work will make you think.

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Constance Kiermaier: Retrospective “Delving Forward and Backward” Exhibit by: Constance Kiermaier February 4, 2013 – March 15, 2013

The multi-media works in Constance Kiermaier’s new Retrospective Exhibition, “Delving Forward and Backward” are as fresh as her newest found objects in nature or everyday life and her innovative ways of transforming diverse elements into compelling contemporary collages and constructions. The work is also as time honored as her memory boxes and collages in which she combines symbolic objects and historic mementos with painting to celebrate the life of her late husband, family, friends and her own childhood, growing up on a farm in Virginia with a cow, pony, sheep, pigs, chickens and geese. She attributes this experience to making her “more attuned to nature”.

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