November 1 – December 6, 2016
Please join us for the opening reception
Tuesday, November 1, 6:45 - 8:45 p.m. in the Richmond Art Center.
I formed my response to the visual world growing up in Dallas in North Central Texas—a land of light, flatness, and air. Taking light and the natural world as subjects, I work from a combination of free association and direct observation, compelled by the interplay of light and shadow that creates meaning, and am equally interested in looking inwards to depict incorporeal works of imagination that can’t be seen by observation.
I make art to wake up, to dream, to understand, to speak to my colleagues, the world. My media includes painting and printmaking, terrazzo and ceramic tile.
My work in printmaking ranges from making elaborate multi-plate color etchings, and twenty-six layer screen prints, (the action/reaction in creating this work is akin to playing chess) to one-pass watercolor monotypes (an effort to corral the skittish personal zeitgeist.). I’ve worked with excellent printer/publishers, especially Norm Stewart of Stewart and Stewart Fine Arts in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan; and have worked solo.
Collaboration and community have a special place in my heart, as printmaking workshops often provide so much more than simply a place to use the necessary equipment. I’ve been a founding partner of two Massachusetts print studios, Artist’s Proof in Cambridge 1980-84), andMixit Print Studio in Somerville (1987-present.) Printmaking has been truly a way of life for me.
For more information about the artist visit: janegoldmanart.com
Cuba on the Brink: Arrested Development
September 20 - October 25, 2016
The Old and the New, 26” x 20”, June, 2016, Archival chromogenic print
Please join us for the opening reception featuring live music by Heshima y Ofrecimiento
Tuesday, September 20, 6:45 - 8:45 p.m. in the Richmond Art Center.
About the Artist:
Walking his own beat in street photography, Hank Paper captures what otherwise escapes notice - a revelation that alters our awareness, punctures pretension, and mines irony from surface appearances. He has documented contemporary culture and society in the streets of North America, The United Kingdom, Ireland, Europe, the Middle East, and Cuba.
Shooting for warmth and wit within composed geometries, his images, while sometimes amusing, transcend terse irony as they turn the real into the surreal, the quotidian into the quintessential. He states: "We often don't see what might, but the camera does."
Past solo exhibitions include those at The African American Museum in Philadelphia; Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel; the High Point Historical Museum in North Carolina (Grand Opening Exhibit); The Jewish Museum of New Jersey; the Morgenthal-Frederics Gallery, the Tamarkin Leica Gallery and The Harlem School of the Arts in New York. He has also exhibited extensively in Connecticut, where He is a member of the Kehler Liddell Gallery in New Haven and the Silvermine Guild in New Canaan, CT.
His awards and honors include the 2014 Betsey Hurwitz-Schwab Award from the Will's Survey's National Juried Exhibition; acceptance in Fairfield Museum's 2015 Regional Juried Exhibition, Woodstock Museum's 2014 East Coast Juried Exhibition, the 2012, 2011 and 2009 Juried Members Exhibition of the New Britain Museum of American Art; the 2010 (2nd Prize) Ridgefield Art Guild Juried Exhibition; the East Coast Juried Show 95 Artists at Umbrella Arts Gallery, NYC, the 2009 Soho International Competition and The Piedmont Juried Show (Piedmont Award). He has received Honorable Mention in the 2010 and 2007 IMAGES, Connecticut's statewide juried show. He has received a 2006 Grant from the Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism. His photography has been spotlighted in Art New England. He is a member of the Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences. Four of his images has been chosen to hang in the CT state capitol by Speaker of the House, Brendan Sharkey.
His work has also appeared in Hadassah Magazine's Jerusalem 3000 issue, Italy Italy Magazine, Scottish Life Magazine, Drift, Everywhere Magazine, the San Francisco Examiner and the L.A. Times Sunday Magazine.
He lives in Hamden, CT, with his wife, Lynn, and Greater Swiss Mountain Dog, Bella, who mostly appreciates black and white. The most beautiful "Papers" he's produced are his daughters Djana and Jodi and grand children Sage and Ezra.
Learn more here: http://www.hankpaper.com/
Frank and Francine T. Ozereko: Together and Apart
JANUARY 10-FEBRUARY 10, 2017
Opening reception: Tuesday, January 10, 6:45-8:45 p.m. in the Richmond Art Center.
Frank and Francine Ozereko have been creating art for almost forty years. They share a studio in Pelham, Massachusetts where they make their work and sometimes collaborate on projects. Francine and Frank use porcelain as their primary material but Francine also makes mixed-media pieces and Frank makes prints.
Last November, Frank and Francine were fortunate to be chosen for a residency at UCross in Wyoming. Here, they created a large number of pieces that did not use porcelain as the primary material. Francine made a great number of mixed-media pieces based on her traditional ceramic imaginary. Some of her materials included rope, wood, barbed-wire, and paper. The resulting works have a wide variety of formats and subject matter, ranging from a daily portrait of each day's sky to abstract sculptures made with found materials. Frank explored making wall-sized prints. Some are richly textured and colorful, resembling tapestries rather than monotypes.
None of this work has been formally exhibited before. The artists are looking forward to seeing a selection of their residency work displayed in one gallery, alongside each other, removed from the wilds of Wyoming where they were created. A few representative ceramic pieces will also be on display, indicating the long distance this new work has traveled from their studio in Pelham.
FEBRUARY 21 — APRIL 12, 2017
Opening reception: Tuesday, February 21, 6:45-8:45 p.m. in the Richmond Art Center.
Winfred Rembert (Born 1945)
A native of Cuthbert, Georgia, Winfred Rembert spent his childhood as a fieldworker in the pre-Civil Rights South. Brought up by his great-aunt ("Mama"), Rembert paints stories that look back to his youth in the days of segregation. Despite the grim working conditions he encountered, not to mention a near-lynching and years spent on a prison chain gang, Rembert's works focus on the joyous aspects of black life in the 1950s South — the strong family and community bonds, the cultural vibrancy, and the many colorful characters that lifted the spirits of those who had little choice but to labor in the region's cotton and peanut fields.
Marked by tactile surfaces, saturated colors, and lively, rhythmic patterning, Rembert's artworks are painted on leather sheets that he hand tools and then dyes. These energetic compositions — with their engaging narratives of life in the rural South — have brought Rembert comparisons to noted African-American artists Hale Woodruff, Jacob Lawrence, Horace Pippin, and Romare Bearden. Rembert, who is self-taught, lives and works in New Haven, Connecticut. His paintings are represented in a number of important public and private collections, and were the subject of a major exhibition at the Yale University Art Gallery in 2000.
Adelson Galleries began representing Winfred Rembert in 2010 – exhibiting his work in both New York and Boston galleries. Over the past five years, Rembert has been the subject of several museum exhibitions across the country. His award-winning documentary, “All Me: The Life and Times of Winfred Rembert” has captured the hearts of viewers around the world. Adelson Galleries continues to exhibit and sell Rembert’s artwork on leather as well as his recently produced, limited-edition prints, created during MassArt’s Master Print Series (2014).
From the Albers Collection:
Curated by Anh Nguyen, Jason Liu, and Isaac Guzman, current seniors at Loomis Chaffee.
April 25–May 30, 2017
Please join us for the opening reception
Tuesday, April 25, 6:45–8:45 p.m.
in the Richmond Art Center.
Selected works from the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, as interpreted by
Jason Liu, Chau-Anh Nguyen, and Isaac Guzman
In a world full of chaos and disorder, it can be hard at times to find a thread that is uniting. Differences in our preconceived ideas and critical views on society have formed many divisions, gaps that we often try to forcefully bridge with violence and hatred. However, by looking at things from multiple, different perspectives, we truly appreciate not only the amazing diversity we possess but also the many similarities that join us together. In our "Harmony" exhibit, we have tried to show how our perceptions, particularly of color, differ from person to person and can often times distort the truth. Each piece in the show also has a number of "supporting pieces" that link the Albers's artwork to other cultures or every day objects. These supporting pieces show how design elements can be universal, unlimited by culture or time. We hope that by reflecting upon the limitations and possibilities of your own point of view, you can take the time to admire our differences, find common ground, and strive to make a difference in society where, one day, we can all live in harmony.
Following the Thread: Inspiration from the 52 Box Project
February 20 – April 15, 2018
Following The Thread features work by fiber artist Ellen Schiffman. Included in the show is a composition that Ms. Schiffman created a number of years ago by filling a 9" x 9" x 3" shadow box every week for 52 weeks. She used the year-long project as an opportunity to explore techniques and materials in ways that stretched and re-defined not only herself as an artist, but also the fiber art medium, and many of the individual boxes were inspiration for further experimentation and new bodies of work. In Following The Thread, Ms. Schiffman presents the original 52 shadow boxes, along with examples from the collection of work inspired by her year of exploration. Learn more at www.ellenschiffmanfiber.com