Nostalgia by R.Crowell
Taking A Spin by A. Winkler
Detail from Nancy's Favorites by A.Winkler
Woodwalk Gallery presents its second exhibit of the 2011 season, ”Bounded Movement” featuring new works by Rebecca Crowell and Anita Winkler. The opening public reception will be Sunday, July 3 from 4:30- 7:00 with food, beverages and music. At 6:00 the artists will talk about their work for the exhibit.
Each of these two artists captures moments of movement in their works- movement of time, space, emotion, memory and nature. Crowell’s work in oil paint and cold wax evoke a struggle for balance and symmetry. Major elements are joined by etched scribbling and splashes of color. Translucent layers of wax and color invite the viewer into the figures creating “bounded movement”.
A highly awarded artist and influential faculty member at Peninsula School of Art, Crowell inspires students and viewers with her sense of abstraction and dissonance freeing them to move outside the lines and closer to the boundaries of their own personal experience.
Winkler’s works for the exhibit are filled with meaning highlighted by her unique artistic techniques. For “Taking A Spin” she has carefully captured spider webs, dyed them then mounted and sealed them with hot wax. Fragile yet encased, evocative of the weaving spider at work yet beautiful in its own captured moment, the pieces are memorable in or out of their context in nature.
“Nancy’s Favorites” incorporates fabric squares from Winkler’s mother’s wardrobe, each square showing wear and typical decade-specific patterns. The viewer cannot help but remember a dress “like that” worn by mother or grandmother, or, at least, available in a vintage clothing store.