On view March 21st through April 22nd at The Main Gallery is the exhibition Another Look with Arup Biswas, Katinka Hartmetz, Nina Koepcke, Nancy Terrebonne, Robert Terrebonne, Tony Williams and Susan Wolf. The works are all favorites from earlier shows, being given “Another Look”. The gallery, located at 1018 Main Street in Redwood City, will host a reception with the artists on Saturday, March 21st from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Here is a small sampling of what you will find from the exhibition Another Look;M
“The screen ‘Food Chain’ was a lot of fun to produce!” Katinka Hartmetz says. “I knew what I wanted to portray the damage and loss of integrity of our sources of food, so I searched through old mid-century design books and magazines for images of food and farms. The result was images of chickens, farming and food.” Hartmetz will also be exhibiting “Red Wine” which she states, “Is my favorite collage I’ve ever done.” The piece has a lot of color, mainly red and uses handmade papers she has collected over the years and some papers she made herself. Hartmetz is a master at using “upcycled” material, “Food Chain” reuses closet door panels and many of her pieces you would never recognize the original piece for it!
For Susan Wolf, “These are the pieces that came out as I had planned – the colors, the proportions, the whole look of them. In a few cases they were even better. And yet, the gallery’s patrons didn’t feel the same way!” Don’t worry, patrons, you will get another chance!
Having not displayed a few of his favorite pieces in the gallery for a while, Arup Biswas, carefully selected his pieces for Another Look. “However, an artist never stops growing, so, I refined these photographs to bring them in line with my current interpretation of the images. Color plays a dominant role in the pieces but I try not to use color as a decorative element. Rather, I am fascinated by the role color plays in evoking the deep emotional response in the human psyche.” Biswas successfully intertwines his native Indian culture with his adopted American to create visually fascinating images.
Nina Koepcke, is showing pieces from three of her favorite series; Women artists as portrayed through their clothes, a series of sculptures of gloves and birds and a sculpture series of my basset hound, “Fred”. Koepcke states, “The women artists’ series portray articles of the their clothing along with aspects of their life and art such as bones, animals, sketch pads, etc. The glove pieces grew out of the clothing series and were a way of looking at the nature/human interface and the Basset Hounds were life size portraits of my pet two dogs at the time.” These are lively and thoughtful pieces which are delightful!
“The work I am offering brings back great memories. All of the images touch me in a very profound, historic way given they are milestones on my journey as an artist.” says Tony Williams. A couple of images were recorded on William’s 2005 trip with two of his daughters and one son-in-law to Germany. Another was recorded before dawn at the foot of the Dumbarton Bridge in 2002.
Remember, none of the pieces in this show were created for this show – they are all favorites from earlier shows, being given ‘Another Look’. Not to be missed!
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