May 2019 - Mary Jo Mann & Heather McGeachy "Reflections and Shapeshifters"
May 4 - Artist talk
May 19 - Reading (David Oates & Annie Lightart)
Mary Jo Mann presents a body of work entitled “Reflections” which offers viewers a quiet and contemplative space. The work is an expression of her time sitting by a small lake and willow tree during an artist residency in Caylus, France. The abstract paintings, done primarily with ink on canvas, speak of the human experience in nature. The medium’s fluidity and transparency expresses the mesmerizing experience of the watery environment by the lake. Complimenting her paintings is ceramic sculpture reminiscent of botanical and rock forms found in nature.
Heather McGeachy's time spent in France was filled with a rush of productivity. Focusing on themes that have been lingering in the background for years, she was able to give over to dissecting the complicated relationship humans have with the natural world. Her show, titled “Shapeshifters,” reflects an exploration of the moments when we strive to be of the natural order and less segregated from our environments and our animal brethren.