On view in the Rebecca Ibel Gallery @ Miranova
2 Miranova Place, Suite 150, Columbus OH 43215
Exhibition open December 1 – 30
Opening Reception: Friday, December 3, 6-8 pm
Sarah Fairchild Cabbage and Crabgrass, 2010 Acrylic and flocking on paper, 52 x 72”
The Rebecca Ibel Gallery is pleased to present Holiday 2010, a group exhibition featuring new works by Laura Bidwa, Tom Chapin, Sarah Fairchild, Linda Gall, Robert Harms, Laura Sanders and Billy Sullivan.
Laura Bidwa is represented with a group of 3 recent works on panel with colored pencil landscape drawing and painting, which are faint and obscured. One must focus in and allow these quiet and elegant paintings to reveal themselves.
Tom Chapin participates with a work in Mahogany. His Microcosm is a wonderful example of the artists wood carving technical deftness. The form exudes life and visually defies the weight of the material.
New to the gallery, Columbus artist Sarah Fairchild participates with the painting Crabgrass. This large work of acrylic on paper depicts the natural world in a sharply defined, graphic style that is reminiscent of the famous wallpaper designs produced by Victorian artist William Morris, yet infused with intense iridescent color.
Linda Gall is included with a recent still life ‘Dead Flowers #3’. This study exemplifies the artists skill in watercolor and her quirky sensibility.
Known for the ‘rustic lyricism’ emerging in his recent paintings, Robert Harms draws inspiration from the changing seasons and explores the continuum between art and nature. In ‘August’, the New York artist abstractly depicts the convergence of change and color outside his woodland studio in Southampton.
Columbus artist Laura Sanders has garnered attention with her paintings of children playing in and enveloped by water, through which she explores this mysteriously elemental but potentially threatening interaction. While her paintings are nearly photorealistic on first glance, closer inspection reveals fluid, nearly abstract brush strokes that wed form with content. In ‘Reflective Pond’ Sanders depicts a boy and young man in the layered, shimmering water of a lake, their shoulders rising just above its surface.
Known for his elegantly intimate portraits of artists and friends who inhabit the art scene, New York artist Billy Sullivan is included with a recent pastel of artist Stephen Mueller. This large pastel portrait is derived from a photograph taken in the 1970’s of fellow artist and long-time friend Stephen Mueller. Stylishly bundled against the cool weather, the subject gazes meditatively into the distance.