Barbara Gordon and Hanni Woodbury: Two Solo Exhibits.
Off Main Gallery, Wellfleet, August 11 to August 30.
Opening reception Saturday, August 11, 6-8 pm, Artists’ talks, 5:30 to 6.
In Gordon’s work in “Paper, Paint, Charcoal,” the edges of a piece of paper define a small, specific piece of the infinite space of the world, at a particular time, from her particular point of view. She says that “the space on the paper is a metaphor for existence: the image is a record of her physical experience of that landscape.” Gordon’s works, including paintings, drawings, prints, collages and books, are fairly small in scale but large in impact.
In Exploring Color, Woodbury combines numerous printmaking techniques ranging from monotype, collage, collagraph, carborundum printing, etching, drypoint to chine collé. She explores color by using inked shapes torn from lightweight Japanese Kozo paper to transfer and layer colors onto the printed image.Originally trained in music and linguistics, she says that “the challenge of trying to achieve in non-representational art the aesthetic clarity that is found in music is a constant.”