Exhibitions

50 Shades of Grey – The Purity of Black & White
March 15 – April 28, 2018
Reception Saturday, March 17, 1 – 4 p.m.

 

Photographic works by Mark Hilliard, who says, “The ‘Old Masters of Film’ gave us our beginnings, and our heritage . . . Their techniques and advances are still applicable today! How many of you who practice photography have felt the desire to pick up some film and start shooting again? Or, as an art collector, have you stood before a B&W image and felt its pull, allowing you to see the subject in all its purity? As a lifelong photographer (who has totally embraced the digital world), let me assure you that the thought of again working in film leaves me with a desire, almost lust that just won’t be denied!”

50 Shades of Grey – The Purity of Black & White is Mark’s return after 20 years to film . . . and the fulfillment of his creative soul. When viewing his B&W monochrome images, you cannot but be struck by their clarity and presence. The show runs March 15 through April 28. A reception to meet the artist will be held Saturday, March 17 from 1 to 4 p.m. Please join us to view the exhibition and speak with this very creative photographer.

Anne & Ann
Works by Anne Cunningham and Ann Parks McCray
May 4 – June 16, 2018
Reception May 4, 5 – 7 p.m.

 

Anne Cunningham and Ann Parks McCray often unknowingly mirror each other’s art. It’s only after a studio visit or glimpse of a Facebook photo that they realize they’ve done it again. These two beach girls are called by the ocean and revel in being surrounded by light. They capture this appreciation in their art, Ann in highly textured oils on canvas and Anne through metal dyes and acids on metal. “Abstraction” might be their shared middle name as both artists extract the energy of an experience, location, or feeling more than represent its reality.

Sharing thoughts and being inspired by each other’s vision, these two kindred spirits often visit each other’s studios for art-filled conversations and observations. Both love texture and discovering new ways to create unusual surfaces. Establishing layer upon layer in their art, Ann and Anne enjoy exposing what is underneath, the hidden aspects of their creativity, to express nuanced light and mystery. Both of these artists work quickly and intuitively, trusting the process while recognizing the incalculable joy and privilege of living through art.

Please join us for a lively reception on May 4th. You’ll enjoy meeting and talking to these two talented artists!