CORE is open! 
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 2 - 26, 2020
CORE gallery artists, 2020:
A Message from Time    Claire Putney

This exhibition reflects the physical gravity and ephemeral qualities of Time as a transformational element. Remaining present through physical and emotional phases of stasis, chrysalis, and whirling motion is the essence of these works.  

The impetus for this concept began with a small tangled up piece of string that has been hanging in my studio for months. It exudes buoyancy, movement, and the seemingly unpredictable pattern of chaos. This knot, a simple line moving actively through space, became the visual narrative through which I have layered various material processes.  

Beyond their inherent function, knots have a rich symbolic history in family lineage, cultural affiliations, and social and political protest. As I continue investigating the language of knots, I am drawn to their physical embodiment of chaos, disruption, and movement as it is reflected through this work. 


Special thanks to James Morin for his unyielding support through the creation of this show and in life, to Loren Herrera for his encouragement through the creative process and photographic vision, and to Ruthie V. for her critical feedback and hours spent working in the studio together. 

Declarations of Love      Tracy Simpson

What would our world be like if we voted for love all of the time? If we always voted for the candidates and measures we thought would best support our planet, all of our people, and ethical practices in the near-term and well into the future?

The monotype (meaning only one exists) prints in this show were inspired

by this idea. The two LOVE/VOTE pieces play with the fact that these words share three letters and thus fit together quite nicely.

The five Declaration pieces were printed from a series of embroideries I created based on the Declaration of Independence (with some strategic updates). My intention is to encourage us all to vote from our hearts to bring about the changes we need, but to recognize that if this fails, we may need a more radical and revolutionary solution, one presaged by our founders.

Finally, the three saturated color squares with random-looking lines would fold up into peace cranes if one were so inclined.

Wednesday – Saturday

12:00 – 6:00 P.M.


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