BRATTLEBORO, VT -- Six new exhibits reflecting a wide range of artistic styles, mediums, and concerns open at the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center (BMAC) on Saturday, March 17. From hand-cranked kinetic sculptures made of household objects to elegant black-and-white watercolor landscapes, the new exhibits affirm BMAC's commitment to exhibiting contemporary art in all its forms. An opening reception for BMAC members and the exhibiting artists will take place at 11 a.m. The exhibits will open to the general public at 1 p.m.
"3D Color" consists of painted aluminum sculptures by New York-based artist Gloria Garfinkel. Viewers are invited to reconfigure the sculptures by flipping panels and twisting colored discs. "I find intriguing the concept that a finished painting is complete, done, frozen in time, never to be changed," says Garfinkel. "I want you to see how it feels to change a piece of art and feel the excitement of experimentation."
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This exhibition features Gloria Garﬁnkel’s Obi series, in particular. As a devoted Japanophile (after several trips to that country), she uses Japanese culture as her springboard for creating a series of horizontal works that celebrate features of color, form, texture and design indigenous to their culture. Her Obi pieces “have an overall horizontal format indicating landscape, however, the abrupt angles that accent the design speaks equally of mid-Modern architecture as it does to the harmony of nature.” Borrowing from Japanese lifestyle illustrations from previous centuries (Ukiyo-e), these assemblages cleverly interpose various patterns and colors to form vibrant, other-worldly landscapes of our imagination. The exhibition catalogue states it best as, “this combination or interweaving of nature and architecture recalls Garﬁnkel’s study of Japanese culture and art, while the mix of delicately sweeping narratives and nuance elicits joy and optimism.
The Museum of Arts and Sciences presents an exhibition of twenty five vibrant paintings, sculptures, and prints by New York artist Gloria Garfinkel. The artist, whose work combines complex geometry and painterly invention, is particularly fascinated by the traditional Japanese kimono and obi.