CORE 2021 
Exhibiting compelling art created by local artists!

Gallery Hours: Wednesday - Saturday 12-6
no admittance without a mask
four visitors at a time

Exhibitions on view: September 1 - 25, 2021

                                                                                                                                                        CORE gallery artists:
Arctic Pending                                Eileen Wold  
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Most of the world sits Arctic adjacent, aware of the regions changes and their
implications, but not in direct control over the outcomes. As the ice melts, and
permafrost thaws, the future of the region awaits many possible pending changes both
ecologically and politically.


In 2007 a Russian subversive placed a titanium flag at the bottom of the north pole on
the sea floor. A symbolic gesture to assert interest and control over the resources and
trade routes that are increasing in availability. Once a place described as remote and
out of reach, the arctic is taking on new significance to the eight nations that have
claims in the arctic circle.


White plastic lawn flags are typically used to mark proposed changes and define
boundaries within our landscape. A notational device that draws implied lines in land.
Much like the invisible lines of longitude and latitude that dot the earth and help
orientate us on the globe, or the political lines between countries or states, these lines
shift on maps and in space as we negotiate power and/or increase our understanding
of the natural world.

 

I am interested in questions of land use, ownership, and how we see ourselves as
natural observers and producers. I see the white flag also as a gesture of surrender.
An object that signals acceptance to a shared future and a collapsing ecology, and to
explore the fragility of our relationship with an altered natural world.

Birds and Bees             Marit Berg
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Cobwebs, animal tracks, honeycomb, fur, and feathers, all reveal order shaped by nature. I am fascinated by patterns, made by animals, plants, even minerals.  This inspired me to become a pattern maker myself, building and layering repeating patterns of ordered and, at times, chaos. This work is about the process of imagining, creating, and reacting to the composition until satisfied, and I have captured the feeling I want to evoke. That might be a feeling of frenzy, gracefulness, or somewhere in between. 

 

Murmurations are patterns created by thousands of birds flying together. Science has speculated these birds are communicating with one another to move and turn in such spectacular formations. In Murmuration at Dusk, acrylic on 2 panels, I follow my own design. By using different values from grey to black I layer thousands of tiny birds to make patterns of movement and depth.  

 
According to Japanese legend, anyone who folds a thousand origami cranes will be granted a wish, such as a recovery form an illness or injury for themselves or a loved one. 1000 Cranes is created by layering prints from different hand-cut plates representing origami cranes. Together they form an infinite spiraling pattern in silver and black. This painting is dedicated to the recovery from the global pandemic. Also presented are the individual prints that make up the panel of 1000. 

 

Feral bees make their hives on bare tree branches creating unique honeycombs which hang in in groups and clusters. In Feral Beehive 1, and 2, I have worked from my own charcoal drawings of bees and branches, transferring the images via photo, to photoshop, to screens and printing the various parts on tracing paper. I then collage them together on wood panels to create these compositions. The bees create a more random pattern on top of the comb which contrasts with the repeating hexagon shapes. The drawings of bees and branches that I worked from are also presented.