Wild Realm

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Rebecca Pry                                                                       Zoe Cone

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Julia Grosso

Saturdays and Sundays in March from noon to 4

Artist’s Reception Saturday, March 4, 5-8PM

An exhibit of paintings by three women artists will open the Amity Gallery season. Each interprets the forces and forms of Nature in her own way.

Rebecca Pry brings it into her world of imagination and whimsy–taking the viewer on a journey filled with saturated colors and patterns. She received a BFA from Rhode Island school of Design and her work has been published and used as design motifs in home goods and accessories. “As an artist in Warwick, I am never far from the source of my inspiration–as John Muir put it so perfectly, “The mountains are calling and I must go.”

Zoe Cone, who grew up in Warwick,  works in a variety of media creating paintings and drawings based on fleeting moments, personal experiences and surroundings. “My wish is not to portray an exact replica of a dream for the viewer to fully comprehend, but rather create an environment that is familiar, though mutated.” She received a degree in visual arts from SUNY New Paltz.

Julia Grosso received a BFA from Syracuse University. Her inspirations reside in her connection to the Earth’s destructive reactions.  She is intrigued by nature’s follow-up process of healing, growing back, and becoming new. These features apply to all forms of life on Earth. ”The process of making is the most important part of my work.  While creating, I draw inspiration from my emotions and self-reflection. The rapid flux of my own feelings lends itself to action-based art making.”

 

 

Four Generations

Four Generations at the Amity Gallery

Saturday January 7 – Saturday January 14  

This exhibition has been organized by Judy Duboff and RyyA Bread to commemorate and celebrate four generations of creative visual ‘generation’ by women in their maternal line: Grace Epstein (aka Meema) (born 1894), Elizabeth Duboff (born 1919), Judy Duboff (born 1945) and RyyA. Bread (born 1970).

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“An eclectic collection of artwork made at various times in our respective lives. It is our desire to hang this work together and to share the creative threads that run through four individuals who have overlapping and overlaid experiences of place and family; and have been influenced and loved by one another.”

This exhibition is not put forward as examples of refined, finished or accomplished fine art – but rather as a testimony to the value of creative ‘generation’ in one’s life. What this work shows is an interest in using art to celebrate and commemorate significant places, relationships and events – where this interest has been nurtured, sustained and gained momentum as it has been passed through four generations. As such, it can be seen as a familial work in progress spanning over 100 years…