Wednesday, October 19, 2011

SHIFTING at UMass Amherst

Sick of hair! So how's about some art for a change?

In the center foreground - part of a work by Sue Katz, to the left - work by
Donna Talman and to the right - work by Toby Sisson.

Last Saturday afternoon I went to the Hampden Gallery at the University of Massachusetts Amherst campus, about half an hour from where I live, to the reception for SHIFTING, a show of works in encaustic curated by Sue Katz. I took some pictures with my iPhone that are not the best but will give you an idea of the work. The show is up until November 10th and you can see the hours on the Hampden Gallery site. It's well worth a trip! I am also giving the website address for each artist for more info about their work. Click each name for that artist's website. CLICK PIX TO ENLARGE (By the way, here's a link to a very nice article about the show in Preview Magazine.)






In the gallery with Pam Farrell, Lynnette Haggard and Catherine Weber


Gwendolyn Plunkett said...

Thanks, Nancy, for this post. A great show of interesting yet diverse works that share the common thread of wax.

Hylla Evans said...

I agree with Gwen and wish I could see it in person. There's something especially compelling when pictures of Toby's work are next to this group by Pam.
The show together is even more than the sum of its parts.
Thanks for posting,Nancy. Did I miss where you said who curated? I'd like to email thanks to that person directly.

Ben Stansfield said...

I'd love to get a closer look at Kim Bernard's pendulum and bicycle colour wheel, but alas, a mere nine hours driving away.
Thanks Nancy!

pam farrell said...

Nancy: thanks so much for posting this. BTW, Your iphone photos as just as good as my still-to-be-posted photos taken from my DSLR.

Hylla, Sue Katz organized SHIFTING, but did it in such a way that all of us participated in some of the planning and ideas. She did a great job of getting the word out, including managing to pitching a feature article for a local publication, as NN mentioned in her post.

And thanks...I too thought Toby's work and mine communicated in a very nice way.

Jo Murray said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you... for introducing me to the work of Toby Sisson.