(GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass.) – Art of the Print, a new exhibition at the White Gallery in Great Barrington, opens with an artist reception on August 6, 2011, from 5 to 7 p.m., and runs now through September 24. The show features new work artists Nancy McTague-Stock, Sergio Gonzalez-Tornero, Pavel Roucka, Frances B. Ashforth, Deborah Weiss and Sally Frank.
Located in a renovated farmhouse, the White Gallery, a sister gallery to the White Gallery in Lakeville, Conn., opened this past spring at 924 South Main Street (just south of Guido’s Marketplace). The Lakeville gallery, at 342 Main Street in Lakeville, is currently exhibiting works by abstract artists Timothy Cahill and Penny Putnam.
Nancy McTague-Stock is inspired by the rhythm of nature. After years of working in the plein air tradition of landscape painting and traditional printmaking processes, she currently employs a diversity of methodologies, capturing nature’s bounty through processes of thought and hand, marrying drawing, paint, print and digital media as a process-oriented bridge, connecting her technical grounding in artistic tradition with 21st-century innovation.
Sergio Gonzalez-Tornero was born in Santiago, Chile and currently lives in New York. He studied in Chile, Brazil, the United States, the Slade School in London and at Atelier 17 in Paris. Principally a printmaker, Gonzales-Tornero has had more than forty solo exhibitions in Chile, Canada, Europe and the United States. Gonzalez-Tornero was awarded a fellowship by the New York State Foundation for the Arts in 1987 and a grant from the Adolph and Ester Gottlieb Foundation in 1990. He is a member of the Society of American Graphic Artists, Boston Printmakers and the Philadelphia Print Club. His work is included in numerous international collections including the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Metropolitan Museum, the Brooklyn Museum and the New York Public Library.
Having grown up in an extended family of printmakers, sculptors and painters, Frances B. Ashforth has always been drawn to line, color, edges and boundaries. She finds solace in landscape and open space and is intrigued by mans’ relationship to the land both historically and at present. Her work has been shown on both east and west coasts with numerous pieces in both private and corporate collections. After living in the Pacific Northwest for eight years, she continues to be deeply influenced by the west’s open vistas while working out of her studio in Ridgefield, Conn.
Born in New York, Deborah Weiss is an artist/printmaker whose work fuses the painterly with relief printmaking techniques. She has exhibited throughout the United States and in China. Her work appears in numerous books and publications. Weiss’ work is included in both private and public collections. She maintains a studio and residence in Connecticut.
Weiss’s work is an exploration of the fleeting effects of the atmospheric conditions on the land and on water. The exchange between terrains, climate, temperature and the elements is constant: sometimes consistent and often times transforming by the moment. Printed multiple layers evoke the reflection and haze, while the white of the paper offer the glimpses of light. Inclusion of grain pattern from salvaged wood boards reference both the static and fluid.
Timothy Cahill is a film editor and an abstract painter from Westport, Conn., whose films have been shown at venues such as the Anthology Film Archives and Millennium in New York. His artwork has been featured at the Baldwin Gallery in Aspen, Colorado, and exhibited in New York, Connecticut, California, Florida, Ireland, and most recently in Italy.
Penny Putnam’s work documents a journey with watercolor and other media on paper that has evolved into a colorful, expressive and often poetic orchestration of lively brushwork and textural passages.
Both locations are open Thursday to Sunday, 11 to 4 or by appointment. Call 860.435.1029 (Lakeville) or 413.528.3631 (Great Barrington).