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State of The Art Gallery Presents Exciting Show by Four New Member Artists
On display from August 1 - September 2, our four newest Artist Members will present an eclectic showing of work; transforming the State of the Art Gallery in Ithaca into a visual and tactile feast. OPENING RECEPTION 5 to 8 pm, August 3, 2018
By: State of The Art Gallery, Ithaca NY
Vanessa studied printmaking, drawing, painting and photography at Cornell University and, after a decade where she did not produce any art, now creates drawings that explore various aspects of human relationships with animals. Vanessa takes thoughtfully composed photographs for drawing reference. As part of her process, she thoroughly enjoys losing herself in pursuing visual nuances or textural complexities that challenge the technical limits of pen and ink as a medium.
Photographer Harry Littell is interested in the cultural landscape. Quirky signs, crumbling buildings, quiet downtowns, landscapes and roadside oddities make up his creative milieu. A collection evolves into a series, with much of the meaning happening in the spaces between images. Following a 2017 road trip throughout upstate New York with Ron Ostman, a writer and friend, they combined the written and photographic experience in a self-published book, UNROOM, New 2 U. When not making images, Harry teaches photography at TC3.
Textile artist, Saundra Goodman, has created an ethereal collection of soft sculptural forms and powerful standing figures using brightly colored fibers that engender an almost folkloric style. With fastidious attention to every detail, Saundra's work is all the more remarkable in that they come from the unassuming crochet hook of this gifted artist. From tapestries to figures, to free standing vases, the work is both beautiful and surprising with first-time viewers often saying, "Wow! That's crochet? I know crochet but have never seen anything like that!"
When discussing his philosophy as an artist, Inigo admits to being a strong believer in traditional methods. Yet, over the years, the artist has abandoned the use of precise tools to make marks. His collection of home-made brushes are often used for both drawing and painting. Black walnut ink and acrylic paints are the preferred mediums. Be it a landscape or portrait, the artist calls upon influences that pay homage to both disciplines. Imagination fuses with a scratchy realism and by playing with reality and materials, Tobias offers a narrative that is both recognizable and foreign.
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