Hello From Vermont
August 8 to September 22, 2012
September 22, 3-5PM
“Hello From Vermont” is an exhibition and publishing project that explores contemporary Vermont art. Through exhibition and publication, the project seeks to rekindle a sense of regionalism and awareness of a community of artmaking that defines the tradition of Vermont Art.
The exhibition in Montreal features the work of eight contemporary Vermont artists.
Cody James Brgant
Brgant uses photography and sculpture to create a commentary on the translation of the actual to the replica.
Leigh Ann Rooney
South Burlington, Vermont
Rooney paints nude self-portraits to create images that are engaging, empowering, and leave the viewer slightly vulnerable.
Lorah’s collages are concerned with the symbiotic relationship between order and chaos and employ processes which implement structure while provoking the mutation, violation, and evolution of these same processes and structures.
Galligan-Baldwin’s collage-paintings explore childhood memory using old paper ephemera: comic books, childhood drawings of astronauts, report cards, and poorly-received term papers.
Gilbert’s paintings use color, shape, and line to create a rhythm within each piece that emphasizes change and action.
Vella’s paintings use light, color, and texture to translate visual sensations into an image.
Dally uses a wall space in her studio to create a backdrop of artificial chaos made up of painting and collage. She then photographs details of the wall as a means of framing the chaos. Her work is informed by Elizabeth Grosz who writes, “Art is an intensification of experience resulting from the framing of chaos.”
Anne Galloway describes Awodey’s paintings, “His dramatic, haunting paintings…are a study in alienation, disconnection and melancholy. He creates landscapes that are like no place you’ve ever seen; they more aptly picture the way you’ve felt in a particular place.”
also work by
Janet Van Fleet