Lewis, Hunter, & Monahan: Paintings, Raku Ceramics, & Jewelry
You are cordially invited to attend Jason Lewis, Sue Hunter, & Lisa Monahan Artists’ Reception on July 19 Friday 7 to 10 pm
Jason Lewis: Expanses
Detailed, interpretative, regional landscapes
Sue Hunter: Small Treasures
Raku fired ceramics
Lisa Monahan: Switching Gears
Interchangeable Silver Jewelry
July 19 to Sept 3, 2013
Artist Reception: Friday, July 19, 7 to 9 pm
Meet the artists, enjoy their art, and have a glass of wine!
Gallery hours: Mon to Sat 10 to 5 pm
Jason Lewis: My artwork represents the landscape as I have observed it. The paintings and drawings represent real places, most of them near my home in western PA. Many of the places I choose to represent are in some way memorable, such as rivers, roads or other significant landmarks. I am interested in the way man’s activities coexist and intermingle with the natural landscape in rural areas.
I take a naturalistic approach to depicting the landscape. I use photographic reference in the studio to produce most of my finished works; however I do not consider myself to be a photorealist. The photos are a tool used both for designing and for recording facts about my subject. As I work, I refer to the photographs, but also rely on my memories of observing the landscape and on my recollections of paintings done by other artists whom I admire.
In my work, I try to balance my strict attention to detail with a freedom to manipulate the overall structure and effect of my images. I try to use gradation, lines and rhythms to create a sense of space and time in a dynamic way. My goal is to orchestrate works of art that not only emulate the beauty of the landscape but also operate as an expression of my personal response to it.
Sue Hunter: My artwork is a physical manifestation of my life long drive to create. I am inspired by the beauty of light reflecting off the subtleties of form and texture. I appreciate the peaceful meditative time I spend in the studio; the implicit qualities of clay organic, earthy and sensual; the process of throwing and sculpting; the anticipation and delight of opening the kiln. Participating in the metamorphic process of creating a finished piece of work from a lump of raw clay provides me with a sense of being grounded, accomplished and satisfied.to it.
Lisa Monahan: Lisa Monahan is a metalsmith who has been designing jewelry and sculptural metal works for the past 20 years. Her work is modern and is highly influenced by her 20+ year career as an architect. Lisa will consider working with almost anything; her art gives new life to ordinary, industrial and vintage materials. She typically works with silver, gold-filled, oxidized silver, copper, brass, precious and semi-precious stones and pearls.
Lisa is inventor/designer of Switch Gear™ Jewelry Sets, a patent-pending, interchangeable jewelry wardrobe in a small travel case. Switch Gear™ sets make 100s of earring combinations and are unique in design-it-yourself jewelry concepts. Switch Gear™ have been featured three times on Daily Grommet, an award-winning website that seeks out smart, economical and innovative new products. A portion of the proceeds from every Switch Gear™ set sold supports survivors of domestic violence – women who are truly switching gears. Lisa has raised money for local and national domestic violence groups.
Lisa’s work has been featured on the Today Show, in Lucky Magazine, the Boston Globe, the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, The Grommet and The Best of Everything for You among other outlets.
Summer hours: Mon to Sat 10 to 5 pm
We hope to see you there and share what we know about these artists and their work.
Vanessa, Melissa, Noreen, Sue, Lindsay & Deb