As the counterpoint to the Gallery’s Works on Walls group show from the beginning of the summer, What You See Is What You Get will explore representational or figurative art and its varied expressions and interpretations in a range of media. Departing from common notions of “representational” or “figurative” and the idea of the traditional portrait or fruit bowl still life, the works in What You See Is What You Get will challenge and delight the viewer with variety and scope. Reconceptualizing reality, the viewer peers into Sheila Schwid’s street scenes, bustling with glimpses of humanity, while Henriette Simon Picker’s Coney Island beckons to the whimsical days of summer. The sumptuous hyper reality of Edward Fausty’s nighttime photographs stand in contrast to the ethereal elegance of Larry Davis’s photographs, while Margo Mead’s painting The Coming of Pandora reprises the artist’s cautionary theme of ecological awareness. Whether painting, photography or sculpture, the pieces explore and push the boundaries of representation in its many forms.
For her On the Wall installation, Marilyn Sontag will explore aesthetic contrasts and complements. Her improvised environment will utilize planned and unplanned elements, including cut and torn shapes of paper spiraling and curling against panels of color. The resulting environment will capture the illusion of movement and ethereal lightness.
Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Friday 11am-5pm, Saturday 11am-6pm