Roxbury — Two artists, working in two different media, will be shown together in a new exhibit at the Roxbury Arts Center. Pieces: Works by Amy Cannon and Victoria van der Laan opens with an Artist Reception on Saturday, March 16 at 3:00 p.m. in the Walt Meade Gallery at the Roxbury Arts Center.
Amy Cannon, an artist living and working in Fly Creek, NY, is a collage artist who unconventionally paints with paper. Cannon uses colorful, visually textural magazine ‘rippings’ from artists’ work that inspires her. She employs the Surrealist process of automation and her experience of making collagraph plates and prints. Cannon’s works juxtapose these ‘rippings’, allowing for subliminal shapes, colors and symbols to emerge that allude to something somewhat recognizable yet kindles the imagination.
Victoria van der Laan is a self-taught textile artist currently making minimalist quilts and textile pieces in downtown Albany, NY. Rooted in tradition while reaching toward innovation, van der Laan makes quilts and textile art pieces exploring color, form, and scale. A quilt is an object evocative of hearth and home, of comfort and warmth. Her work carries this convention forward, elevating and evolving the idea of domesticity and pushing the boundaries of what a quilt can be.
“While the works from these two extremely talented artists differ from each other” says Jenny Rosenzweig, Executive Director of the Roxbury Arts Group, “there is a playful conversation that takes place – one of structure, color and form – and we are thrilled to share this conversation with our community and to see how they respond.”
The event is free and open to the public in the gallery located at 5025 Vega Mountain Road in Roxbury. Gallery hours for this exhibition are Tuesdays through Saturdays, from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Pieces will be on view through April 20, 2019. For more information about Pieces or other events offered by the Roxbury Arts Group, visit roxburyartsgroup.org or call 607.326.7908.