June Atmospheres – a live after party update – Arts Walk in full swing – The night was picture perfect, windows blown open wide – sound of the waterfall cascading in, Atmospheric to be sure… In addition to the featured artist’s work – Atmospheres 1 and 2, displayed in the main gallery (open during regular business hours through this month) and Cruising Blue at 38,000 feet elevation – exhibited in the platform gallery, A new gallery room was added – the East Room, featuring MP Landis’ work.. A warm thank you to all who attended – we are already busy at work prepping for July’s blow out show – Levitation – 30 new pieces from Graziella Weber-Grassi (as well as some of her large works coming to nest at the gallery for the season)….Z3
It is spring and the gallery is in full swing. This month’s show, Atmospheres by Rachel Baird, is a minimalistic new mixed media journey through the just visible ether of our physical realm. In Atmospheres 1, a heavy humid summer night is captured, showing subtle geometric waveforms moving through mid-air. The series of images in Atmospheres 2 captures people and objects seen through this circular lens of water and midnight. In Cruising Blue at 38,000 Feet Elevation, following the sunrise over to Ireland, slight changes in the inverted blue horizon create a hypnotic passage.
With her clear modernist talent for capturing in abstraction what is physically evident but always slightly hidden, Rachel peels away the obvious surface to take a look at the current that runs through all life. For the opening reception this Friday, June 14th – 5-7 p.m. (during the Middlebury Arts Walk), the gallery will be showing the companion film to Atmospheres, – Nightlights will be playing continuously in the main gallery. In Nightlights – the same summer water orbs of pulsing colors beat in and out of a dark world – wrapped inside a soundtrack of ocean sounds from the filming location and otherworldly hearts of space beats, this film mesmerizes.