Abstract art, like life, is always accessible and inaccessible at the same time. Both tangible and mysterious, abstract art contains the elements of surprise and spirituality.
Cecily Barth Firestein
In her 9th decade and still a working artist, Cecily Barth Firestein will be exhibiting large scale works combining printmaking, painting and collage. Quirky and accomplished, these multidimensional artworks work on several levels. There’s a lush background layer created with monotype printing overlaid with tempera paint. On top of that Ms. Firestein creates a narrative collage of figures and animals engaged in activities that animates the surface. The result is a unique and odd scene with hints of surrealism which keeps rewarding the viewer the longer you look. www.cecilybarthfirestein.com
Darkness is not just for night. Darkness can envelop the being and obscure the light. These images are about the light that is obscured by the darkness. They are about the inner light that nurtures and allows for growth-spiritual and actual. Our world is filled with the struggle between the light and the dark-these works are about the balance-the balance that is night and day. www.pamelaflynnart.com
My paintings are inspired by landscape, not from just a visual point of view, but from a spatial and inertial experience. The paintings are meant to be experienced through given elements including size, volume, color, story and visual alliterations using the inertia of space, color and form to expand the experience peripherally. My larger works are computed to change the experience as one walks through its composition. The smaller works are more of a visual, spatial and rhythmic conversation. www.laurawestby.com