November 30, 2012 - February 15, 2013
Let There Be Light!
Worcester Windows exhibition committee is delighted to announce the opening of the latest exhibition in the community gallery program entitled Let There Be Light.
Let There Be Light includes the work of seven artists working across a range of mediums that include led light installation, black and white and color photography, oil painting, ink drawing on paper, and image transfers on plexi-glass.
When some people hear “Let There Be Light” their thoughts may go to Genesis when light was called in to being on the first day of creation, others’ thoughts may turn to the same titled John Houston film of 1946 which chronicled the stories of 75 damaged and severely injured soldiers on their journey from treatment to recovery. Still, for others “Let There Be Light” may conjure up a yearning for the light of the longer days of spring and summer.
For Worcester Windows, each artist was given free reign in their interpretation of the theme.
The Community Gallery footprint includes the City Hall Gallery, at 455 Main Street, where the Worcester Alliance of Photographers will be showcasing works by 25 photographers in a related exhibition also entitled Let There Be Light.
A sampling of some of the works available for view offered below. The Winter 2012-13 Worcester Windows exhibit features the following artists and organizations:
- Worcester City Hall, 455 Main Street, featuring works of the Worcester Alliance of Photographers under the theme of Let There Be Light. Don Ricklin, New gateway to Institue Park with new music pavilion; Mike Nyman, Hoz Dancer; John Daly, Goats; Deborah Faucher, Ferris Wheel and Light Revealing Colors in the Bubbles; Russ Gare, Fall Road; Sharon Freed, Light through sepia trees; Marla Zeneski, Light Returns after the ice storm and After the ice storm; Manda Rose, Woman in White; David Snay, Reflected Light (moon); Sheila McDowell, Lighting up the Night; Pricilla Messinger, Light Streams and Fire Works; Ron Ranere, Vertical Blue and Pink; Rebecca Weiner, Child and Candles; Bob Bernier, Vietnam Memorial Green Hill Park; Andy Davis, January rush hour; Mike McCool, Downtown; Pam Pollan, Green and Red Light Streams; Norm Eggert, Oni's Farm; Audrey Rossow, Dawn at Wallum Lake; Beth Erdmann, Rockwell Carnival Ride; Dana Lane, Tornadoes Stadium; Scott Erb, The Hanover Theatre.
- Baystate Savings Bank, 32-36 Franklin Street, featuring the works of artist Matthew Ginzel
Matthew J. Ginzel is a freelance photographer currently living in Worcester, Massachusetts
- Mayo Building, 60 Franklin Street/corner of Portland featuring the works of artist Brian Kane
Brian Kane is a Cambridge, MA based visual artist. He was raised in Worcester and received a BFA in Painting from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1987. His current sculpture series attempts to stimulate virtual experiences in the real world.
Let There Be Light is not only the theme of his work, it is the actual medium. Kane creates an experimental new sculptural installation on Portland and Franklin Street which attempts to simulate selections in the real world. It is part of an ongoing series of sculptures exploring physicalization of the virtual experience. The work is built from lights, wire, and electronics.
More info: http://briankane.net/
Baystate Savings Bank, 32-36 Franklin Street featuring the works of artist Carlanne Raber
Carlianne Raber is pursuing a Bachelor’s of Arts degree with a concentration in photography. Her work combines the use of bright colors with emotional expression in aim of capturing the essence of her subjects. Strong feminine imagery play an integral role in her work. She has worked extensively as a freelance photographer, to include work for the Worcester Art Museum.
- Baystate Savings Bank, 32-36 Franklin Street, featuring the works of artist Christy Patrick
Christy lives in Easthampton, MA where she settled with her family after graduating with an MFA from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She has taught drawing and painting for Umass, Mount Holyoke College and Holyoke Community College and has exhibited both nationally and internationally. Christy also works very closely with the estate of American painter Gregory Gillespie, helping manage the body of work he has left behind. For more information and images about Christy, please visit http://www.thepatricksart.com/.
- Baystate Savings Bank, 32-36 Franklin Street, featuring the works of artist Karen Evans
Karen Evans resumed her painting practice after moving to Turners Falls, MA in 2007. She received a BFA in painting from Philadelphia College of Art and is currently an active member of the D.V.A.A. and the Bernardston Meetinghouse painting group.
- Baystate Savings Bank, 32-36 Franklin Street, featuring the works of artist Klaus Postler
Klaus Postler’s submission for Let There Be Light is a conceptual piece that references the singularity of and unknowablity of each individual's sensory perception of light. For Postler, the ongoing ever changing light of day and night, day after day, through out the year presents innumerable encounters of enjoyment, delight, elation, contentment, amusement and gratitude
Klaus Postler holds an MFA from the University of Massachusetts. His work has been exhibited throughout the U.S. and Europe.
- The Hanover Theatre, 2 Southbridge Street, featuring the works of artist Jenny Tibbetts
Jenny Tibbetts holds an MFA in painting and has taught at the University of Massachusetts. Her work has been exhibited throughout the Northeast and in Berlin, Germany and Cameroon, W. Africa.
In her work she uses intuition and her knowledge of color theory to make changes and adjustments as she paints. The surface gradually develops a history, becoming richer along the way. Surprises often occur - ulhertimate goal is to create a painting that is visually satisfying to herself and to viewers.
- The Hanover Theatre, 2 Southbridge Street, featuring the works of artist Kieran Ryan, Timepiece, pen and ink on paper
Kieran Ryan is pursuing a BFA in digital media at the University of Massachusetts.
- The Hanover Theatre, 2 Southbridge Street, featuring the works of artist Eileen Claveloux
These are images of women of Armenian descent from a series entitled Diasporan Portraits. The series is part of an ongoing examination of a hidden history that continues to have an impact on the descendants of survivors of the Armenian Genocide. The pieces utilize a transfer process on clear acrylic that allows light to flow through the images and for shadows to be cast by them. Shadows on the faces represent the effects of this history on the lives of descendants. Trauma can follow families through several generations in ways that may be quite hidden, these pieces attempt to trace that trauma and make it visible.
My work utilizes digital and analog media and processes. I began to examine my family history some years ago, in particular a silenced history about the Armenian Genocide and my grandmother’s family. I am fascinated by the intersections of story, history and art. Also, perhaps because my first name means light and my last name means key to the light, opening history and story to light seem to have become important components of my life and work.