On Saturday, February 3rd , there will be an exhibition of paintings by Polina Barskaya in the Main Galleries. The work will be on display through February 25th with a reception for the artist on Saturday, February 3rd from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m.
Pink Bath , 2016, acrylic on panel, 16 x 20 inches
My recent paintings are of my immediate surroundings. They are usually self-portraits or portraits of my husband in different moments of our daily life. They are a kind of documentation, a way of examining, breaking apart, remembering, understanding the passing of time, and recording the stillness of private moments in a very fast paced isolating world.
Polina Barskaya, 2018
Platinum & Palladium
On Saturday, March 3rd, there will be an exhibition of photographs by Betsy Crowell. The work will be on display through March 25th with a reception for the artist on Saturday, March 3rd from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m.
My Pond, 1998, Platinum/Palladium print, 2.25 x 2.25 inches
“As a kid I was a Private Eye. Nancy Drew and Dick Tracy were my heroes.
We used tiny spy cameras. One of mine was worn on my pointing finger.
Not much has changed in 75 years. The hidden, waiting to be found, and the deeply seen still command my attention.
The pictures in this exhibition were taken with film in small plastic cameras and large, vintage view cameras.
Each is handcrafted in a darkroom using the noble metals, platinum and palladium which yield the most beautifully nuanced and exquisite image.”
Betsy Crowell, 2018