Monday, March 26, 2012

Deborah Garner at Gallery in the Woods, April Opening

The earliest Spring in memory followed the icy start to March.
Now, as the final days of this fickle month are here, we have gone from
the sweet songs of Spring peepers and flowering forsythia back to the chilly blasts of Arctic air.

The poor goldfinches are mottled in olive and yellow not knowing whether to fully commit or not…
The rest of us motley humans are committed, and not looking back, despite the low readings on the thermometer at night!

In that spirit, April 6th is the second opening for my painting exhibition “Glimpsing Apeiron” at Gallery in the Woods in Brattleboro,Vermont.
This first Gallery Walk of the season is always a party, as people turnout in droves to celebrate the longer days and local artists.

Besides my work, there are lots of fine arts and crafts to be savored and our opening’s live musical guests will be Jesse Lepkoff and friends playing sultry Bossa Nova from 6 pm - 8:30 pm. Many of the 40 or so exhibits around town will feature live music as well…

The oil painting shown here is a diptych that measures 6' x 4' called "Tsunami". It was being painted last year when the tragic tsunami struck Japan and was my reflection on the plethora of global natural disasters and mankind continuing to do business as usual, leaving the animals to attempt to migrate around it all.

It is featured in this exhibition and has received a lot of favorable attention,I'm happy to say.

If you find yourself in Western Massachusetts or Southern Vermont please come on out and support the Arts in downtown Brattleboro!
Hoping to see many familiar faces there!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

“Glimpsing Apeiron” New Work by Deborah Garner at Gallery in the Woods

March has slipped into these wooded hills dressed in white.
Great dollops of snow bend hemlocks and transform bare branches into lacy latticework.
Snowflakes spin and swoop in a dizzy dance in the restless air.
Chickadees and goldfinches compete with a huge flock of smoke colored juncos for seeds in the drifts.
After a mild season, most of us had our sights set on an early Spring as the calendar changed.
But March is always a tempestuous month and coolly says “wait and see”…

Tomorrow night in Brattleboro,Vermont is “Gallery Walk”, the monthly celebration of the arts. A snowy start just adds to the fun in these parts, where most have bemoaned the lack of the white stuff all winter.
My feature show “Glimpsing Apeiron” will open at Gallery in the Woods
(145 Main St.) at this time and continue through the end of April.

This always inspiring venue will also be hopping with live music by the Moondogs.
A good time will be had by all who venture out!

The new work on canvas and paper continues to explore abstraction, energetic line and dynamic color. To me it reflects the animating energy of the Universe. The Greek philosophers termed this primal source “apeiron” and defined it as “that from which all being comes and into which it returns”. This seemed to eloquently express what I aspire to describe in my paintings.
During the show I look forward to seeing familiar faces and meeting new folks who feel art is essential, even ( or especially) in challenging times!

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