January 14 - February 14, 2016

Opening Reception: Sunday, January 24, 3 - 6 pm

Couples

Kathleen Zimmerman

BlockHead Otters2, intaglio print, copyright 2015 

BlockHead Otters2, intaglio print, copyright 2015 

Couples is the title of Kathleen's upcoming exhibition at Kehler Liddell Gallery. Since her exhibit will take place the month leading up to Valentine's Day , it made her think about the way she uses pairs in her work. Sometimes she uses two separate yet related works to make her visual statement, such as in WoMan. Sometimes she uses mirrored images as a way to demonstrate the strength of the design, such as in her BlockHead Series. Sometimes she plays with the idea by using two main subjects in one work, such as in Lovers Series. Sometimes, she looks at two different ways of thinking in the same idea, such as in EastWest Series. And sometimes, she even explores and expands on an idea by working both two-dimensionally and three-dimensionally, such as in CosmicCow

New Year | New Work

Members Exhibition

With a Performance by Casey McDougal

 

Upcoming Exhibitions

Roy Money

Matter and Time

Looking Southwest

Ava Orphanoudakis

Many Voices, One Song

February 18 - March 20, 2016

Opening Reception: Sunday February 21, 3 - 6 pm

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Superficially, these two exhibits may appear related only by the use of color: the warm, rich southwestern hues in Money’s photographs of geological features partnered with Orphanoudakis’ abstract paintings focused on the elements of earth, fire, water and air. However there are similar inspirations and concerns that animate these two visually distinct bodies of work. Both artists approach art making with a spirit of contemplation and use abstraction to shape the viewer’s perception of what is seen. The abstractions help to ward off easy recognition, encouraging a wider perception that includes humans within nature, as well as nature within humans. 

“The creative process for me is an act of contemplation inspired and guided by my love for nature and my deep concern for the environment,” explains Orphanoudakis. “For MANY VOICES, ONE SONG, I turned my gaze inward and quieted my mind to focus on these questions: Can we listen to the music of the earth? Can we hear our many voices as one song?”

Orphanoudakis was born in Boston, and currently resides in both Crete, Greece and Guilford, Connecticut. She earned an MA from Newton College of the Sacred Heart, Newton, MA, and has studied at the MFA Program in Visual Arts at Vermont College of Fine Art, Montpelier, VT. Ava’s paintings are deeply rooted in her love for nature and her involvement in environmental concerns. She has had numerous solo shows and participated in group shows in Connecticut, New England and abroad. Her work can be found in both public and private collections in the United States, Europe and the Middle East. Visit her website for more about her work, avaecovisions.com.

Roy Money examines the material world with a similar perspective as Orphanoudakis, but using a different method and medium. For him a primary challenge of the camera is navigating the invisible barrier between perceiver and perceived. “Recognizing some aspect of my inner landscape in the reality before me is what enables a close encounter.” MATTER AND TIME examines the unpredictable expressions of form in mineral structures,” explains Money. “Though I am more interested in the physical results than the science behind the process, I do find fascinating how ostensibly inert matter can conceal such a different time scale than that of human histories.” Money’s photographs are abstracts of an expansive landscape whose multiplicity of detail can be overwhelming in its display. The abstraction allows the pictures to suggest an implicit but relentless intertwining of energetic forces and evoke a more direct encounter with the physicality of what is seen.

Money has been involved in photography for 40 years, including a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Delaware, teaching photography and exhibiting both regionally and nationally. But it was a 2008 trip to China that reinvigorated his commitment to photography and inspired him to pursue a contemplative approach to art. That orientation continues to be a major influence on his use of the camera – exploring the limits of awareness and the boundary between self and world. “Photographing affords me a way of affirming my place in the single world we humans share with all manner of animate and inanimate matter,” he explains. For more about his work, visit his website, www.roymoney.com.

 

Past Exhibitions:
2015

The Whole Wide World
Marjorie Gillette Wolfe

Breaking Bread
Frank Bruckmann

Incipient Speciation
Rod Cook and Gar Waterman

Hello, I Must Be Going: American Pastoral
Hank Paper

Momentary Landscapes
Liz Antle-O’Donnell

Artist as Curator 2
Invitational Group Exhibit

Mexicans
Sven Martson

New Members Exhibit
Liz Antle-O’Donnell, Laura Barr, Roy Money, Jaime Ursic, Kathleen Zimmerman

Time Capsule
Edith Borax Morrison

New Work
Keith Johnson

It's A Wonderful Life: Celebrate It With Art                                                        Laura Barr, Amy Browning, Frank Bruckmann, Penny Cook, Rod Cook,Tom Edwards, Julie Fraenkel, John Harris, Keith Johnson, Sven Martson, Roy Money, Edith Morrison, Hank Paper, Joe Saccio, Alan Shulik, Mark St Mary, Jaime Ursic, Gar Waterman, Marjorie Wolfe, Kathleen Zimmerman



2014

Recent Extended Work
Keith Johnson

Drawings and Visions
Tom Edwards

Threads of Serendipity
Susan Clinard and Penrhyn Cook

Oil and Water
Member Artists Group Exhibit

Fragments: Tragedy and Hope
Joseph Saccio and Fethi Meghelli

New Haven’s Own Winfred Rembert
Winfred Rembert

Signs of Life
Julie Fraenkel and Matthew Garrett

Two Directions
Edith Borax Morrison and John Harris

Inside the Box
Member Artists Group Exhibit

Cowboys and Cattle
Jean Perkins

Appearances and Apparitions
Mark St. Mary and Alan Shulik

2013

Nudes and Nudibranchs
Frank Bruckmann and Gar Waterman

Ephemerals
Marjorie Gillette Wolfe

Into the Wild
Lisa Hess Hesselgrave

New Members Show, 2013
Penny Cook, Sarah Beth Goncarova, Julie Fraenkel, Tom Edwards, Sven Martson, Fethi Meghelli, Jean Perkins, Maureen Squires

My Seventies Show
Sven Martson

New Italian Color
Hank Paper

Dot Works 2000-2004
Gerald Saladyga

Masks
Rod Cook

2012

Untitled
Alan Shulik and Peter Wickenden

Reflections of Place
Susan Clinard

Recent Work
Keith Johnson

Alternative Pathways
Edith Borax Morrison

Geographies of Solitude
Andrew Hogan and Gigi Horr Liverant

Artist’s Choice
Group invitational exhibit

Out of Hand
Member Artists Group Exhibit

Blue Matters
John Harris and Kristina Kuester-Witt

Matthew Garrett and Gerald Saladyga

Sounding the Silence
Amy Browning

Memory and Transformation
Joseph Saccio

White
Artist Members Group Exhibit

Reflections of Place
Susan Clinard and Prisca

2011

I and Love and You
Member Artist Group Exhibit

Double Vision
Alan Shulik and Kristina Keuster-Witt

Coruscations and Cotyledons
Marjorie Gillette Wolfe and Gar Waterman

New Work
Joseph Adolphe and Rod Cook

My Brother Jack
Lawrence Morelli and Silas Finch

Cuba, Arrested Splendor
Hank Paper

Domi-Cells
Jason Friedes

Untitled
Emilia Dubicki and Blinn Jacobs

Seven
Rod Cook, Matthew Garrett, Andrew Hogan, Keith Johnson, Hank Paper, Alan Shulik and Marjorie Gillette Wolfe

It’s a Wonderful Price
Small treasures of 25 Gallery Artists

2010

Streetwise America
Hank Paper and Guests

Here and There
Matthew Garrett and Gigi Horr Liverant

Presence
Deirdre Schiffer and Lawrence Morelli

Artist as Curator
Member Artist Curated Invitational Exhibit

Recent Works
Edith Borax-Morrison and Lisa Hess Hesselgrave

Recent Work
John Harris and Keith Johnson

Coalescence
Nicole Van Axx and Sculpture by Susan Clinard”

Site Unseen
Joseph Saccio and Gerald Saladyga

New Work
Frank Bruckmann and Susan Clinard

2009

Transformative
Joseph Saccio and Keith Johnson

Vanishing Points
Alan Shulik and Bob Giannotti

Breaking the Surface
Susannah Waterman and James Prosek

Paper Wood Bone
Susan Clinard and Alexis Brown

No Constraints
Emilia Dubicki and Edith Borax Morrison

Relevant Irreverence
William Kent

Scene / Seen
Rod Cook and William McCarthy

Overtones/Undertones
Blinn Jacobs and Marjorie Gillette Wolfe

Size Matters
Gallery Artists Group Exhibit

2008

Deconstruction and Resurrection
Joseph Adolphe and John Ferry

Beauty and the Beasts
Rod Cook and Dana Stewart

Israel at 60
Hank Paper and Marjorie Gillette Wolfe

Untitled
Larry Morelli and Lenny Moskowitz

In Sheep’s Clothing
Laurie Grace, Gale Zucker, Julie Fraenkel

Change
Member Artists Group Exhibit

Occupational Spirit
Frank Bruckmann and Steven Whinfield

Inside Outside
Lisa Hess Hesselgrave and Scott Paterson

2007

Curated Group Exhibit  by Susan Shutan

Untitled
Lawrence Morelli and Brian Gill Wendler

Untitled
Gigi Horr Liverant and Miguel Trelles

Untitled
J.S. Robinson and Josh Gaijen

Member Artists Group Exhibit

Untitled
Blinn Jacobs and Amy Browning

Untitled
Matthew Garrett and Gar Waterman

Retrospective
Roger Van Damme

2006

Translucence/Transparency
Blinn Jacobs and Susan Moldenhauer

Untitled  
Keith Johnson and Dan Larkin

Member Artists Group Exhibit

Untitled  
Edith Borax Morrison and Roger VanDamme

Untitled  
Jessica Cuni and Gerald Saladyga

Untitled 
Frank Bruckmann and Dean Fisher

2005

Points of View
Frank Bruckmann and Constance LaPalombara

Seeds and Stones   
Gar Waterman and Joanne Schmaltz

Member Artists Group Show

Untitled  
Jessica Cni Applebee and Than Vu

Outside In 
Josephine Robinson and Claire Maury Curran

Small Works 
Member Artists Group Exhibit

2004

Member Group Show

Faculty Exhibit  
Southern Connecticut State University Faculty

Parallel Universe  
Matthew Garrett and Lisa Robinson

Recent Works
Terrence Lavin and Dean Fisher

Small Works   
Member Artists Exhibit