On View at the Guilford Art Center from May 13 – June 5, 2022
The “New Currents” exhibition features works by Gallery One artists and celebrates the role of art in navigating the currents of life. Connecticut-based Gallery One represents a diverse group of established artists whose works reflect different artistic traditions. Artists include: Rosemary Cotnoir (Westbrook), Victor Filepp (New London), Ann Knickerbocker (Old Saybrook), Paul Fitzpatrick Nager (Old Lyme), T. Willie Raney (Ivoryton), Diana Rogers (Clinton), Rick Silberberg (Ivoryton), and Jill Vaughn (Ivoryton) and guest artists: Karen Israel (West Hartford), Judith Barbour Osborne (Chester), and Chip Rutan (Old Saybrook).
Jill Vaughn’s work reflects how social and political currents impact nature. “My work in this exhibit explores the inner connections of how we touch nature — sometimes tenderly and at other times harshly,” she said. Vaughn uses drawing and collage and incorporates everyday objects such as paper and plastic packaging to consider the art of giving back to nature rather than taking too much.
For artist T. Willie Raney, the ebb and flow of life in times of change lend inspiration in making art. “Creating collagraphs and collaging them is all about recreating the layers of our daily lives,” Raney said.
Diana Rogers’ work is influenced by the waterways of coastal Connecticut. “Movement in water is a mesmerizing subject matter for painting. Currents in the sea and streams reflect nature and impacts of weather that bring about calm and harmony on one day and drama the next,” she noted.
The exhibit opens to the public on May 13 and runs through June 5 in the Mill Gallery at the Guilford Art Center located at 411 Church Street in Guilford, CT. Gallery hours are Monday through Saturday, 10am to 4pm and Sunday, 12pm to 4pm. For more information, visit the Gallery One website at www.galleryonect.com or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.