Intersections”, which features the work of Leslie Carsewell, opens on January 19, 2018, Carsewell, who has lived in the Berkshires for over 15 years, began making collaged compositions from her drawings, which evolved into direct paintings. She describes her work as “an outgrowth of design problem solving using grids.” Her materials are limited and simple, and are used to enhance the initial compositions with color, subtle but emphatic line work, and texture. She sees a direct correlation between her work and music. “Rhythm, texture, points of emphasis and silence all play their part. Both positive and negative/empty spaces are equally important,” the artist states.
Please join us on Saturday, January 20, from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. for the opening reception for “Intersections”. This exhibition will be on view through March 3, 2018.
Images of Our World, a collection of photographs from every continent taken by award-winning photographers Dan Mead and Sally Eagle, will open on Friday, October 27, with a reception from 6:30 – 8 p.m. that evening. The artists will talk about their work just beforehand, at 6 p.m. Please join us for the evening!
Mead and Eagle have been travelling the world together for over forty years; during the last dozen years, they have fully integrated their passion for photography with their travels.
Mead and Eagle have lived in Great Barrington since 1980. Mead was an administrator and faculty member at Simons Rock College and later worked with private secondary schools in the area. Eagle, a former international investment trader, was hired as the first executive director of what is now the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation.
The artists’ perspective is that most of us circumscribe our sense of the world by the locations and communities we experience on a daily basis. Through their work, they strive to remind us all that “our world is in fact larger and exotic—and fascinating beyond belief.”
Through Images of Our World viewers are able to share the sense of wonder that travel engenders: the inspirational beauty of different landscapes and architecture, of traditional ceremonies and cultures observed, and the delight of witnessing wildlife in their natural settings.
Mead and Eagle have received numerous awards and exhibit extensively in museums and galleries throughout the Northeast. In addition, Mead’s lifelong involvement in high school education lead the pair to exhibit photographs in schools -- with the goal of integrating different exhibits into various aspects of a school’s curriculum.
No doubt these images of landscapes, cultures, and wildlife provoke a dialogue about many of the world issues. Their lush color and vivid effect allow the viewers a trip around the world with a quick tour around the Knox Gallery.