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: July 29 - August 29, 2020
CORE gallery artists, 2020:
Little Whispers Amanda Hood
Investigating the complex relationship between human beings and the natural world, my work explores the sublime in the contemporary landscape. Creating atmospheric and organic abstractions, paintings capture elements of light streaming through trees, fire and coastlines alongside subtle references to human interaction. Mysterious and encapsulating, nature holds a sense of raw power. As our environment changes rapidly, it is at once a place of stillness and renewal, destruction and terror. Capturing moments between explosive energy and the serene, paintings depict a process of regeneration, decomposition and transformation.
Incorporating organic materials such as charcoal; a byproduct of burning, or twigs and dried leaves as part of the painting process, I seek to capture the sense of expansion, energy and entropy found in nature. Paint is allowed to pool, drip or resist in unpredictable ways resulting in a process that requires response. Surfaces are scraped, compressed and layered. Imagery is frequently obliterated during the painting process. I am interested in the history and layering of these marks and indexical trace, and the ways in which this process mimics the progression of the landscape in the natural world.
Acts of Faith Sean Michael Hurley
The paintings and drawings gathered in this exhibition depict the artist’s fantastic and allegorical ruminations on the delicate and inextricable balance between hope and grief.
The works reference artists such as the Polish surrealist Bekskinski, Symbolists like Klimt , Von Stuck and Bocklin, and mid-late 20th century editorial illustration. The images suggest somber, subtle narratives of the potential drift toward enlightenment.