Paulette Roberts-Pullen has reviewed the five artists currently showing at ADA Gallery and 1708 Gallery - one of whom is me!
Here's an excerpt -
"At ADA there is no lack of vitality in highly saturated paintings by Richmonder Martin Bromirski, obsessively carved wood sculpture of New Yorker Michael Ferris Jr. and delicately crafted egg tempura paintings by Susan Jamison of Roanoke. As if on the same boat as Wilson, these three favor intuition over science, and here it takes form as spiritual responses to humanity and nature.
While Bromirski and Ferris both prove their passion for media and subject matter, it is Jamison’s exotically embellished nude females interacting with hummingbirds, snakes and frogs that jolt ADA with a fresh take on ideal beauty. Eastern in feel, Jamison’s tranquil figures balance their inner selves (as represented by the forest of veins and arteries seen through translucent skin) with the outer world in simple, stylized poses set against pure white backgrounds. The artist’s approach to her painting appears as focused and harmonic as the poses she represents. As 1708 contrasts Wilson with Clark, ADA nicely sets Jamison’s restraint against Bromirski’s and Ferris’s exuberant use of materials."
Do you have anything to add, agree with, disagree with, recommend? About any show in town? Comment! I'm getting a fair amount of e-mails from local people who read this but seem hesitant to comment on the blog itself. I also sometimes hear from out-of-towners who want to know more about what is going on locally than I deliver. Remember, you can comment anonymously or make up some nick-name for yourself. It would be better for all of us to create more dialogue.
I caught today's Katharina Grosse lecture (it was great) but missed the 1:00pm performance pieces of Ryan Mulligan's class. I hear they were really good and I'm sorry I missed out. Who was there? Share!
Paintings by Andy Moon Wilson and Sara Clark at 1708 Gallery, 319 W. Broad St., and “Reconfigure,” work by Susan Jamison, Martin Bromirski and Michael Ferris Jr., at ADA Gallery, 228 W. Broad St., all run through April 30.