Place and Memory: Two Views
The March show in our main gallery opens today March 9 and features core artist Iris Osterman and guest artist Kathy Soles. The show features paintings and works on paper. The opening reception will be March 18 from 5-7. I asked Iris and Kathy to describe the ideas being explored in this show.
Iris: Both of us take our ideas from nature. In my case I work from photographs and drawings; these are used to jog my memory of places I’ve been. Bits and pieces of imagery are transformed in the studio. I intend to communicate an experience of a place.
Kathy: Iris and I have known one another since the summer of 1977. We met at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture We share an interest in the landscape as a subject lived and imagined. Memory of places serves as a catalyst for our work. Graciously, Iris asked that I exhibit with her at Fountain Street. I am thrilled that we will be showing together. I admire her work very much – the energy, mark, the metaphoric implications of nature