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THE FLOWER SHOW, PAINTINGS BY GEORGIA MARSH :: Opening Friday, April 18, 6 - 8pm

"Language and Lust VIII", oil on panels, 24"x72", 2007

This will be Georgia Marsh's debut solo show in RI and the first time these recent paintings have been exhibited anywhere. She has shown her work widely in NY and Europe and her drawings were featured in the "Locally Made" show at the RISD Museum last summer. Marsh’s beautiful Jamestown garden was also recently featured in the March Issue of RI Monthly.

Marsh’s exquisitely sophisticated paintings combine both abstraction and representation, challenging our preconceptions of painting and nature.  

These are “flower paintings for a post-natural world, a world in which both beauty and the perception of beauty are rendered mechanical, digital, high-definition, as flat as your iPhone screen. These paintings remind you that you live in a world full of nostalgia for reality, but you’re not even sure what reality means anymore. Marsh’s paintings simultaneously, paradoxically, ironically give us an affirmation of natural beauty at the same time that they remind us that such beauty is, in reality, a fantasy— possible only in art and our imagination, in our intent and in our bee-like desire.” (Michael Steger)

Marsh skillfully and elegantly applies the techniques of traditional painting from observation to address contemporary dialogues about art and beauty.

"Quartet Yellow", watercolor and pastel on paper, 42" x 120" overall, 2011

Gallery Hours: Wed. - Sat., 10am - 2pm through May 23

LUKE RANDALL, MULTI MEDIA: ART & INVENTION

"Napoleon Dynamite Rug" hooked wool, 36" x 64", 2014

Luke Randall's new work demonstrates an unrestrained flexibility with both materials and ideas. His immersion in the classical and traditional arts give a sense of discipline to work created in an environment of experimentation and innovation. Randall is an artist who has learned to trust his ideas and honor his intuitive impulses.

Randall's multi media exhibition featuring fine art, craft, and inventive machinery is a collection of work that is without boundaries.  Its diversity demonstrates Randall's versatility and his ability to work within many forms of expression and with a wide range of materials. His work is informed by 25 years working both as a fine art painter and a tradesman in the decorative arts. These new paintings, black and white photographs, and decorative Tole work all evince classical technique and illustrate his reverence for traditional American craft.  Even his pioneering machines are evidence of his appreciation of form and functionality in the age of industry.

The JAC has amassed a thoughtfully curated collection of Randall's art and invention from portraits and still-life's to meticulously hand-dyed hooked rugs.  Randall's prowess in the world of Decorative Arts has provided a technical platform from which he continues to launch his singular imagination into new multi media work that is both curiously warm and wildly vibrant.

Gallery Hours: Wed. - Sat., 10am - 2pm through April 11

 

SWIM THAT ROCK BOOK LAUNCH PARTY :: April 26, 7pm
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