“Miracles… seem to me to rest not so much upon… healing power coming suddenly near us from afar but upon our perceptions being made finer, so that, for a moment, our eyes can see and our ears can hear what is there around us always.”
Willa Cather “Death Comes for the Archbishop”
Art does many things besides enhancing our walls including documenting that which our senses perceive, but is often too elusive to retain. Artists approach this in a multitude of ways and when true observation is combined with skill and daring, whether abstract or realistic, art documents “…perceptions being made finer”. Beginning on Friday, May 26, Furchgott Sourdiffe Gallery celebrates that gift with a group show featuring the work of Carolyn Enz Hack accompanied by Bonnie Acker, Robert Bent, Jeri Lynn Eisenberg, Kevin Fahey, Betsey Garand, Philip Hagopian, Karen Henderson, Kathleen Kolb, Beth Pearson, HM Saffer, Jessica Scriver, Alexis Serio, Carolyn Shattuck, Jozie Furchgott Sourdiffe, Phoebe Stone, and Shiao-Ping Wang. The exhibit will run through July 18, with a reception on Friday, June 2, 5:30-7:30. Light refreshments will be served and all are welcome.
Carolyn Enz Hack has created fanciful multimedia paintings of some Vermont towns, several of which will be shown. The artist lives in Thetford Center, VT and is continually experimenting in a variety of mediums. She recently had a solo exhibit at the Brattleboro Museum of Art. The other artists’ work varies between painting, manipulated photography, fabric, books, printmaking and objects.
“I am drawn to media that have a level of transparency and/or structural integrity that may be manipulated to create a dynamic vision. The ability of a material to block, reveal, or reflect other dimensions or layers within the work by warping, fracturing or creating voids for the viewer often plays a role.
My work engages with the concept of fluidity and change in regard to our life experience and how we acknowledge or deny perception of our state of being. As we are flash transients in life, the goal of my work is to draw the viewer into a state of curiosity, questioning their perception, each understanding the work in ways unique to themselves.” -Carolyn Enz Hack