Date(s) - Monday, March 9, 2020 - Friday, April 3, 2020
WHAT: 3 Artists in the Hosmer Gallery
WHEN: March 9 – April 3, 2020
Reception: Monday, March 16, 6:00-8:30pm
Photographs by Christopher Curtis
Ceramic Sculpture by Immer Cook
Oil Paintings by Susan Valentine
Susan Valentine Artist’s Statement
I’m endlessly fascinated by the play of natural light on a surface. In 2017 I began to direct that interest to my parents’ childhood marble collection playing in the afternoon sun on my windowsill. I begin with a sunny day, use my phone’s camera, crop and edit those photos and then grid and draw the smaller ones, pulling out the projector to draw in the larger, more complex compositions. Just a few layers of thin oil paint gets my intentions across. Currently, I focus my attention to the beautiful forms of fruits and veggies. I include a smattering of the series, Sustenance, in this exhibit.
Christopher Curtis – Luminous Places – Artist’s Statement
I am interested in photographing landscapes where the bones of the earth are revealed, where there are big skies and wild animals moving freely, and where sunlight etches the features of the land. With these photographs, I hope to convey the sense of place and the extraordinary beauty and fragility of our planet. My exhibit is titled “Luminous Places”, and includes images from wild places around the world. My photographs are large format color landscape images, some panoramas, beautifully printed on cotton rag paper.
Immer Mowry Cook – Ceramic Sculpture – Artist’s Statement
I grew up in and currently live in Easthampton, MA. I use traditional hand-building techniques and occasional wheel thrown elements to create my sculptures. My work has generally always made reference to vessel forms, using the architecture of the vessel( foot, body, handle, spout), as a vehicle for self expression. One thread in my current body of work represents a departure from that focus. In this series I tried to develop a personal iconography which led me to a series of portraits and the incorporation of a pedestal element into my compositions.
Monday 9-9 ; Tuesday 1-5 ; Wednesday 9-9 ; Thursday 1-5 ; Friday & Saturday 9-5 ; closed Sundays and holidays.
Forbes Library Hosmer Gallery
20 West Street
Northampton, Massachusetts 01060