Here are photos from our opening reception Sunday afternoon May 6, 2018. Our exhibit is titled Three Draw and the following is the press release sent out by the gallery:
Gallery 175 will be showing artwork of three artists who use drawing to make highly creative visual statements. Drawing is often a tool used by artists to sketch or explore ideas that lead to finished works of art in another medium. But the drawings of Mary Dondero, Tatiana Flis, and Kendra Ferreira are developed as finished works of art that stand on their own. Joan Hausrath, who curated the exhibit, selected the trio of artists based on their unique ways of working both technically and thematically.
Mary Dondero’s drawings capture energy through gestural movements that convey a fundamental human quality that transforms feeling into meaning. Filling the field of her paper, Dondero choreographs a buildup of spontaneous marks into complex webs, tangles and patterns that connect with the viewer at a powerful, instinctual level.
Tatiana Flis, on-the-other-hand, draws delicate forms and images that explore relationships between the human psyche and moments of chaos, solitude, tension, excess and absence. Employing a surrealist language, she combines diverse imagery of the built and natural landscape in unlikely ways. The meshing of the fluidity of water media with the tightness of ruled architectonic forms hovering in empty spaces infuses her drawings with intrigue.
Skillfully working with colored pencils, Kendra Ferreira depicts ordinary subjects in focused, heighted and extraordinary ways. Colored pencils permit her to fuse the expressiveness of painting with the control of drawing, and by doing so, she is capable of conveying emotion, luminescence and compositional rhythms. Her drawings are bold and delicate, transparent and sturdy.
The public is invited to enjoy the art work at Gallery 175, located at 175 Main Street in downtown Pawtucket in the Blackstone Valley Visitor Center. The gallery is open daily free to the public; the hours are 10 am to 4 pm.
Pictured below are Joan Hausrath (gallery director) and the artists Mary Dondero,
Tatiana Flies and myself.
Tatiana Flis graphite pencil and gouache works (above).
Tatiana Flis and Kendra Ferreira works.
Works by Mary Dondero
My artwork, shells and beach stones.
More works by Mary Dondero
My latest colored pencil work focusing on wrapped candy apples.