Conceal and Reveal a new show featuring Core artists Kay Hartung and Denise Driscoll opens this week in the large gallery. On Saturday April 8 there will be an artists talk at 4:00 pm immediately followed by the opening reception from 5-7. This show features small and large scale paintings in Acrylic and Encaustic. In this body of work the artists use additive and subtractive processes to explore hidden worlds.
Denise talks a little bit about the theme:
Kay and I are both working to make visible the things we can't see. In Kay's case, she uses microscopic cellular forms as springboards to develop incredible patterns of color and shape.
I'm trying to create visual representations of bountiful information settling into new relationships, also with patterns of color and shape. We both paint over our work and let earlier marks reappear through more recent layers. And we often destroy (or distress) new layers to bring previous information to light.
Anyone who is tired of these gray New England days will find seas of color in this show, and lots and lots of opportunities to take a deep breath and fall into these energetic and meditative visual experiences.