Three New Hampshire based artists come together with a variety of media to cultivate our senses through their versatile artwork. Joe Montroy’s focus is the jewelry scale object. Sometimes functional, sometimes more sculptural with a reference to something recognizable. He explores materials, volume, form and texture, using references from the natural world that intrigue him. Rachel Montroy’s cceramic sculptures are personal meditations on the beauty of natural forms and the way that they grow. She hopes that her sculptures contain a quiet presence that warrants closer observation to notice their subtle qualities. She enjoys playing with certain nuances within these organic forms, like the tension created by a swollen berry or the way a stem bends as it reaches towards the sun. Her sculptures are hybrids of primarily flowers, seeds, fruit, and succulents, intending to provoke contemplation of their origin. Astrophotographer Christopher Georgia will display numerous color photographs of the Milky Way, Aurora Borealis and star filled skies from New Hampshire’s White Mountains, the mountains and coastlines of Maine, and beaches of Massachusetts.
“For there is no creature whose inward being is so strong that it is not greatly determined by what lies outside it.”
Mary Ann "George Eliot" Evans, Middlemarch
A thread --- a line
There is a different reality between a sewn line and a drawn line. A sewn/woven line is actual; it is physical: I can touch it, not just think about it. It is the difference between knowing a thing and knowing about a thing; the difference between an actual and an implication. A sewn/woven line moves in and out; it is more than surface, it is through a surface while being a surface. Drawing and painting speak of structure. Fabric is structure.
"Students from Lawrence explored ideas about house and home through photography and writing inspired by the Addison Gallery of American Art’s exhibitions Walls and Beams, Rooms and Dreams: Images of Home and Laurie Simmons: In and Around the House."