BARBARA GORDON &
Saturday, August 11 - Thursday, August 30
OPENING RECEPTION Saturday, August 11, 6 - 8pm
Artists Talk 5:30 - 6pm
In Gordon’s work in Paper, Paint, Charcoal, the edges of a piece of paper define a small, specific piece of the infinite space of the world, at a particular time, from her particular point of view. She says that “the space on the paper is a metaphor for existence: the image is a record of her physical experience of that landscape.” Gordon’s works, including paintings, drawings, prints, collages and books, are fairly small in scale but large in impact. They attest to a nimble and rich interaction among the physicality of materials, observation, and ideas. Gordon says the images are informed by inner and outer experience as well as memory.
In Exploring Color, Woodbury combines numerous printmaking techniques ranging from monotype, collage, collagraph, carborundum printing, etching, to drypoint. She explores color by using inked shapes torn from lightweight Japanese Kozo paper to transfer and layer colors onto the printed image. Woodbury’s interest in printmaking grew out of a fascination with the expressionist woodcuts of the Brücke and Blaue Reiter groups active in Germany at the beginning of the 20th century. Although she began making prints with carved woodblocks, she currently favors monotype and collage techniques. Originally trained in music and linguistics, she says that “the challenge of trying to achieve in non-representational art the aesthetic clarity that is found in music is a constant.”