Art Around Town, Portsmouth, NH: Gallery Nahcotta, August 5, 2011
Before I even start-I came in at “Numero Uno” on Bing-that was a “rush” and good motivation to keep posting!
I also want to thank the galleries that I talked to last Friday for taking me seriously…I greatly appreciated the approval for photography as well as the “nod” that what I was doing was appreciated and would be supported.
Abbie Chislett from Nahcotta gracefully gave me the “nod” and as the previous galleries had also, extended the offer to supply more information, more images, etc. to help with this venture. Since wordpress.com is free, I have a limited amout of space for images. I am investigating where I can, and add unlimited images. I do have an ArtID site, and I may use that blog as well. But..
As Abbie explained, this is a “salon show”. This is really common throughout the US during the summer-the art season is really from September to May. The small art wall was great-and since I am also concentrating on small work, I gained some education and inspiration from it, as well.Very nicely hung, but I really wish I could have had a name to attach to each piece. I feel rather faulty (learning again) because I took no notes, but, by-in-large, each piece could have been enlarged.
And, since I am a too devout camper (When the goin’ gets tough…). I really appreciate Leah Gibersons’ work, and on lots of levels. From a materials use, I have to say that I have done that and been there. But, capturing the KOA campground in Missouri-oh my, this is that! The reflections are amazing. They make little sense, and they shouldn’t. She captures that real starkness of a Missouri KOA. There are no trees, no water, and you provide you own shade and play a game of chechers. And, refrain from reading the Chrisian literature in the ladies restroom. Pop art, almost to the extreme.
I also regarded Tim Beavis’ “Studio Series” as something that should be paid attention to. Ala Cezanne or really early Cubism. Florals on tables in a very minimal and flattened style.
I am venturing out to the area around Sunapee this week-end, and I may actually make it to the New Hampsire League show there. But again, I am really looking for the more remote…
Anyone who knows of a choice place in New England, please let me know—risk-takers in Rollinsford need to be recognized! (For example-and they are!)