Terry Gips and Susan Lefevre Present New Work in Solo Exhibits September 1-20, 2018 Opening:Saturday, September 1, 6-8 pm, Artists’ talks at 6.
In work from two new series: Wilted: Lessons from Nature, and Nature Squared, Gips casts a sharp focus on objects from the natural world: algae, rocks, shells, wood, and found metals. She scans them at high resolution and prints enlargements that reveal intimate details. In Wilted, the work celebrates the ongoing beauty of flowers as they age and seed the future. In Nature Squared, the scans begin with such tiny segments that the originals are unrecognizable and seem to be painterly abstractions.
The small paintings in Lefevre’s Humans and Habitations range from expressively figurative to an abstract sense of place. Her palette is subtle and inviting, often dominated by sweet tans and grays. Many of the paintings have a mysterious luminosity, seeming to glow from within, corresponding to Lefevre’s effort to reveal inner dramas. She says that the work in this show “has been driven by my response to world events and by the emotions and psychology of human interaction.”