August 24, 2019 - September 12, 2019
OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, AUGUST 24 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Artist Talks 5:00 pm
The movement of the earth’s surface has been a source of inspiration and imagery for more than a decade. I have explored anthropogenic climate change and its effect of land and water: rising seas, drying rivers, and shifting coasts. In this recent series at Off Main Gallery I look at what the tide reveals and covers at the edge of the sea. Each layered pigment print is created and abstracted from multiple photographs taken along the Outer Cape coastline.
"Our earth is not a stable entity; we live on its very mobile surface.
The natural world is far from settled but ever changeable"
- Phyllis Ewen
Washed Ashore: Margaret Fuller Series
In my mixed-media paintings I excavate images of loss and change from the natural world and from forgotten history, building up layered surfaces of vintage fabric and collaged paper. In my Margaret Fuller Series, I draw inspiration from the American writer Margaret Fuller (1810 – 1850), who wrote the first book on women’s rights in the U.S., and whose life and work were eclipsed by her famous colleagues Emerson and Thoreau. Fuller’s life was cut short in a shipwreck off Fire Island - her few belongings washed ashore in her steamer trunk.
- Sasha Chavchavadze