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SHOWS:

*Glitter Show *

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

         

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bright, sparkle, and shine... all aspects of glitter, that can be used to describe the vibrancy of life itself. Research indicates that humans have an innate attraction to “glittery” effects as a survival mechanism to seek out fresh water. According to the recent article, What is Glitter? By Caity Weaver, in the New York Times, hologram glitter and the creation of tangible rainbows are achieved  “...by embossing a fine pattern onto film, so that the surface reflects different colors of light in different directions — there is nothing intrinsically rainbow-colored about the glitter itself…”The refraction of light reveals phenomena that feels supernatural, not only the stuff of life but otherworldly. Many of the works in this show channel that power.

Unwanted glitter however has a downside, contributing to the proliferation of microplastics that that now pollute our environment.

Some artists in this show utilize broken glass, ground glass, mica and sequins while others contemplate their careful use of glitter.

Bring your sparkly self to the CLOSING reception of the GLITTER SHOW, March 29th 6-8pm, 2019

Artists:

Claudia McNulty, Zoe Marguerite Villane, Erica Manville, Frank Trevino, Pat Adams, Meg Cottam, Paul Darmafall, Daisy Rockwell, Greg Winterhalter, eBay, Nicole Kita, Tricia Weil, Viva Ratray, Rhonda Ratray and Elaine Bay

 

The Left Bank Gallery

5 Bank St., North Bennington, VT

leftbankcalendar.org

Gallery Hours Monday 11am-6pm, Friday 4-8pm and by appointment contact rhondaratray@gmail.com

 


 “Eat glitter for breakfast and shine all day”

                                                                                 - anon

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"...probability waves in the ocean of uncertainty." Feynman

art

Reception: February 2nd 6-8pm 2019

  Henry Kleine   

Hanks Studio

hekpaintsstudio@gmail.com

I continue to investigate the wave form. Utilizing means of pushing pulling, slicing, welding, joining I pull whispers of probability into a general moving rhythm.

Perhaps frozen macro quanta gelling in a cold undulating slumber...

My work abstracts in some cases. In other cases it illustrates the overall narrative creating an effect that

Makes my work leave the conceptual and head toward the actual.

Everything is a substrate for my art before after contained in one piece.

A phase maybe called "in and of" an equalizing force of undulations.

Ab·strac·tion

/abˈstrakSH(ə)n/

noun

1.

the quality of dealing with ideas rather than events.

"topics will vary in degrees of abstraction"

2.

freedom from representational qualities in art.

"geometric abstraction has been a mainstay in her work"

ac·tu·al

/ˈak(t)SH(o͞o)əl/           

 

http://www.feynmanlectures.caltech.edu/

Roadsign aka dogtail

Henry Kleine 2018

PHANTASMAGORIA: CHASING GHOSTS

Cat's Cradle, Portia Wassick, Relief print 24" x 36"  

 

Phantasmagoria: Chasing Ghosts 

Reception

October 26th 2018 

 5-7pm  

The Left Bank Gallery, 5 Bank St. North Bennington VT

on view till November 19th

 

 

“Monsters are real, and ghosts are real too. They live inside us, and sometimes, they win.” — Stephen King
Historically,”Phantasmagoria” refers to a spirit show in which magic lanterns were used to project ghosts and demons as “evidence” of their presence during a séance. How else is the incorporeal represented? This is a show that is a manifestation of ghostly conjuring, inspired by VISIONS, illusions, spirit writing, astral bodies, psychic HOTlines, ghost stories, spirit guides and more!

 

Featuring: Claudia McNulty, Greg Winterhalter, Dusty Simi, Sara Farrell-Okamura, Paul Katz, Lodiza Lepore, Misa Chappell, Nate Massari, Zoë Marguerite Villane, Portia Wassick, Anna Crabtree, Laura Christensen, Trish Weill, Michael Cichanowski, Ben Ferguson, Rhonda Ratray and more.

 

 

COLOR SPACES

NEW GOUACHE PAINTINGS

BY Jane Hudson 

Opening: Saturday Sept 1st 5-7pm

Born in New York City of artist parents, Jane Hudson has pursued the life of an artist through rock music, video art, photography and painting as well as teaching artists for many years at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

 

Over the past two years, Hudson has been exploring the relationship of color and form, reflecting on the work of early Modernists, e.g, Kandinsky, Miro and Sonia Delaunay. The medium is gouache wherewith one may explore the washes of watercolor as well as the opacity of denser media (acrylic, oil). This versatility allows for the layering of color within active geometric forms. 

 

Hudson received an NEA for her work in Video, and showed large abstract paintings in Boston at the Atlantic Gallery, Nielsen Gallery and Segal Gallery in Boston. She is also a composer and musical performer.

 

She now lives in Williamstown, MA.

 

 

For more info: officialjeffandjane.com(Jane page)

Jane.video@gmail.com

@antiquergirl on Instagram

facebook.com/Jane Hudson

AWESOMEBLAGE

July 7th - August 27th

An awesome show of assemblage and collage works. Assemblage art incorporates everyday found objects to create new works from recycled and salvaged detritus and debris. Assembled works can be disruptive and surprising in the way they use familiar objects to find new meanings. 

 

Artists include: Paul Katz, Kristen Blaker, Alfred Perry, Anna Crabtree, Adam Padavano, Will O’Connor, Amy Leach, Chris Sobolowski, Darlene Carey, Minneka Mckeighan, Theresa Cavagnaro, Lorraine Mears, Paul Stitelman
Ruth Bloom, Tom Longtin, MaryJane Sarvis, Greg Winterhalter and
Rhonda Ratray

 

 

 

 MAYDAY! MAYDAY! MAYDAY!


 

The word “Mayday” began being used as an international distress call in 1923. It was the idea of Frederick Mockford, who was a radio officer at Croydon Airport in London. He came up with the idea for “mayday" because it sounded like the French word m'aider, which means “help me."

May Day, as in May 1st, is often celebrated as a spring holiday in many cultures and is also noted as International Workers’ Day in the United States. In the late nineteenth century, workers had seen first-hand that capitalism benefited only their bosses, trading workers' lives for profit. International Workers’ Day is celebrated as a reminder to confront exploitation and to honor the men and women that fought for the rights of working people everywhere.


 

This year to commemorate Mayday, The Left Bank is seeking work for a May Day show that sounds the alarm to the current climate of distress.

Show opens May 1st 7-8pm closes May 20th.

Please contact the Left Bank with jpegs and proposals leftbanknorthb@gmail.com or rhondaratray@gmail.com


The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any. -Alice Walker

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“Am I walking toward something I should be running away from?”

Shirley Jackson

A Shirley Jackson Show 

For the month of June, The Left Bank will celebrate the legacy of Shirley Jackson through a show inspired by her words "Am I walking toward something I should be running away from?" 
Artists include:
Greg Winterhalter, Kristen Blaker, TW Collins, Jill Van Orden, Chris Soboloski, Rhonda Ratray, Lodiza LePore, Trish Weill, Jason Kokoszka, David Lachman, Jackie Kelly, Barbara Roan and Kathie Whitehall

Show Opening: June 1st
Join us for the RECEPTION 6-8pm

Read about Shirley Jackson Day in the Bennington Banner 

 

 

 

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 Please contact the Left Bank with jpegs and proposals leftbanknorthb@gmail.com or rhondaratray@gmail.com

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The Left Bank Gallery welcomes proposals for exhibitions. Please contact Gallery Coordinator and Artist in Residence, Rhonda Ratray for more information. leftbanknorthb@gmail.com Please visit our calendar to view upcoming shows.