Rebecca Klementovich & Aurora Winkler
Reception: Thursday, November 14, 2019 (6-8pm)
The Art Gallery at RPAC
Rebecca Klementovich and Aurora Winkler are abstract painters working in New Hampshire and Maine. Both artists employ bold color palettes and deliberate mark making to convey their respective interpretations of rural landscapes. The two recently participated in Women, Alpenglow & Blue Snow, a duo exhibition at the Jackson Art Studio & Gallery, in Jackson, NH.
After relocating from NYC to the mountains of New Hampshire, Rebecca has been redeveloping her painting style and color palette. Her work has been exhibited in a variety of venues including Newport Art Museum, Canterbury Hill Studio, and Patricia Carega Gallery. Rebecca is also a member of the curatorial committee for the Rochester Museum of Fine Arts.
Aurora Winkler lives and works in Western, Maine. She received a BFA from Sierra Nevada College, on Lake Tahoe in Nevada. Her workhas been shown at the Portland Art Gallery, in Portland Maine, Barba Contemporary Art, in Palm Springs California, Harvest Gold Gallery in Lovell Maine, and online with Oeuvre Fine Art as well as The UGallery. Her inspiration comes from time spent near rivers, mountains, and the ocean.
Reception: Thursday, December 12, 2019 (6-8pm)
Andrew Carnegie Gallery
Shiao-Ping Wang was born in Taiwan and immigrated to the United States in 1981. She studied both Western art and Chinese art in New York and earned a MFA degree from Queens College, City University of New York. She works both abstractly and from observation in various painting media. Her work has been exhibited throughout the US and China. She has taught painting and drawing in various colleges including the University of New Hampshire. In 2007 Shiao-Ping won a Fellowship at Vermont Studio Center. In 2008 she won the Spotlight Award for Best Painter in the Seacoast.
"In patterns, I look for meanings outside of their conventional function as ornaments on an object or surface; for many patterns also served a dual purpose not only as decoration but also as symbols. But those interpretations have been lost through the ages.
Patterns of a constructive nature—architectural graphs, weaving patterns, and city maps—are sources for my composition. Once I have integrated them into my work, I then add more shapes and elements to each painting layer, using acrylic paint and medium, to gradually “build” a cohesive picture that features different degrees of translucency."
Reception: Thursday, January 9, 2020 (6-8pm)
Mayor Harvey E. Bernier Room
Liese Gauthier creates mixed-media abstract work in Tuftonboro, New Hampshire. Her work combines painting, collage and mark-making in energetic, joyful and expressive work. Liese was born in Lawrence, Massachusetts in 1974. She graduated from Colorado College in 1996, and the University of New Hampshire with a Masters of Teaching in 1998.
"I work to convey joy, energy, and freedom in my work. I paint abstract art because I like to find new ways of creating. I like to scribble with pencils and scrape into layers of wet paint with a screwdriver. Through painting, I need to constantly challenge myself and come up with new ideas and methods. It is a joy and challenge to create something that has never been made before.
Each painting is a series of decisions: what colors to use, how to vary the value, shape, and size of elements. I work in many layers to build interest and history in the work. Collage adds structure and then I paint over the paper to add interest. Decisions teach me what to keep and what to change -- and so I learn and grow as an artist."
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