Original Exhibit Dates: December 8, 2008 to January 10, 2009
This exhibition brings together three artists who studied at the New York Studio School in the 1970’s. Each artist expresses through her medium her personal sensibility and epitomizes the essential elements of art making – color, line and form.
Hollis Jeffcoat explores the nature that surrounds her; interested in not what it is, but in search of its essence. In this series she has captured the majestic quality of trees and through her unique vision and ability enables us to feel the closeness of the branches and the air around them – we are enveloped. Jeffcoat uses pastels in a painterly way. Creating structure with the verticality of tree trunks and space with her extraordinary sense of color, these recent works offer a place for contemplation and remembrance.
Pattie Lipman’s exquisite use of line and soft touch create quiet works that belie a deeper sense of mystery and knowing. Lipman is an amazingly gifted draftsperson, who depicts an anatomical rightness in her works of the female figure while imbuing them with a psychological and emotional quality. Lipman’s line is delicate while being decisive which produces great form and space. Her Intaglio prints evoke times both ancient and modern, while her graphite drawings invite the eye to explore their intricacies peacefully.
The small sculptures of Deborah Masters embody the same monumentality, as her large public works. Masters connection to the heroic artists of the Renaissance inspires her to produce pieces that are both iconic and specific to her life. Her expressionistic surfaces are ‘worked’ rather than refined or stylized allowing the light to play amongst the various planes, exciting the surface. The female figures in this exhibit are solid, angular and at the same time we sense their vulnerability.