The Drawing Room Gallery's Fall Exhibition, “Repetition," kicks off with an opening reception with the artists on Saturday, September 21, from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
The four-person show runs September 21- November 12, 2013. Repetition examines the captivating processes and concepts of repetition and pattern and includes painting, metal sculpture and mixed media works by Alec Madoff, Heidi Lewis Coleman, Gowri Savoor and Marie Suri.
This unique exhibition features the work of four regional artists, who despite stylistic and conceptual differences, all share a fascination with color, surface design, and the structure derived from repetitive shapes and color. Each artist employs various techniques of pattern and repetition as a formal device in their work while utilizing a variety of materials, from welded bronze and steel to watercolor on paper.
Greenwich artist, Alec Madoff, creates assemblages and sculptures inspired by his life-long love of collecting pottery shards, shells, pods, bones, and small tools and relics from the distant past. Madoff is the Museum of Natural History’s Senior Principal Preparator.
Heidi Lewis Coleman, a Stamford artist, is inspired by Asian art and calligraphy. Her mixed media pieces incorporate photographs of her own painting and writing, which are then printed onto handmade Japanese papers, and finally mounted onto canvas and painted again. Her mixed media works often include mandalas.
Marie Suri’s contemporary, handcrafted wall hangings and furniture celebrate the material of metals and the seductive nuances and textures discovered from steel, copper, brass and bronze. Torching metals in her Darien studio, Suri combines jewelry making techniques with metalsmithing.
Gowri Savoor’s vibrant watercolor paintings reflect her ongoing interest in capturing fleeting and ephemeral moments in time. Using photography as her initial process to record the perception of sunspots, water droplets and ice crystals, she gathers mental imagery of transient shadows, light and movement. From these referential sources she paints colorful depictions of the perception of light, manifested through webs and hoops of radiating color.
The Drawing Room Gallery invites the public to come view this exhibition of highly crafted works by these four New England artists. The Gallery is open Monday- Saturday, 10am-5pm and is closed on Sundays. The gallery is free, open to the public and wheelchair accessible. For more information contact:
The Drawing Room Gallery is located at 220 East Putnam Ave. in Cos Cob Tel. (203) 661-3737. The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public.