Adventures with color are the focus in June at the ARTery Gallery in their new exhibit titled, “Immersed in Color,,” featuring the works of Chris Hobbs and Claude Larson. This dual exhibit showcases works in paper, acrylic, textile and mixed media.
Larson’s current work developed from her experiences with places, she said. Everything from frequent hikes in local woods to time in the American Southwest and historic St. Augustine have found their way into her recent textile work and acrylic paintings. Color, shape and patterns combine in a visual representation of what seeps in while she is immersed in new surroundings. Impressions of sand, soil, sea, sky, cities and landscapes are what Claude brings home from her travels.
Chris Hobbs, a founding member of the gallery, does three dimensional paper sculptures. He has been creating dioramas for over 30 years, which have won more than 30 awards. His work layers hand-drawn designs, both realistic and abstract, into dimensional, depth of field constructions resulting in abstract designs or scenes, whether from Coney Island, Victorian houses or elsewhere. He produces many pieces that are small, including one-of-a-kind abstract wearable pins.
The ARTery Gallery, located in the historic Forest Hall, is a co-operatively owned and operated fine art gallery, serving regional artists and art lovers since 1996.
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