Kehler Liddell Gallery (KLG) presents Marjorie Gillette Wolfe’s, Far and Wide, and Tom Edwards’, Expanded Visions, with an opening reception on Sunday, March 25th, 3pm-6pm, and a closing reception on Sunday, April 22nd, 1pm-4pm, featuring an artist talk @ 2pm.
The work in Marjorie Wolfe’s latest collection of photographs was either composed on a recent trip to Italy, or on her favorite island, Martha’s Vineyard; all are spare, simple compositions presented in similar formats. Wolfe explains: “Panoramas and composite photographs are meant to unfold a wide world where separate images are arranged to form a single view. … They show more than what our eyes let us see in one glance, but that we know is there.”
Similarly, Tom Edwards’ ever-evolving multimedia artworks “are not intended to represent any single moment in time, but rather to assimilate multiple moments and observations into a dynamic experience.” Edwards states that most of these works have been produced over an extended period of time, which allows for a constant reworking: “I think of [the works] as open-ended compositions … Time affects everything, including the way I perceive my own work.”
Marjorie Gillette Wolfe has been a photographer for four decades, and was an art teacher for 37 years. A New Haven native, her work often centers on structures, landscape, organic processes, and the environments in which they occur. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Rhode Island School of Design and a Master’s degree from Wesleyan University. Wolfe was a 2012 recipient of the CT Artist Fellowship. For more information, visit www.marjoriewolfe.net.
Tom Edwards received a MFA from Yale University School of Fine Arts, with a major in painting and printmaking. He was awarded the Elizabeth Canfield Hicks Honorary Award in Drawing. His work has been exhibited extensively, and is held in numerous collections such as: Metropolitan Museum of Art (NYC), Library Congress (DC), Smithsonian Collection (DC), The New Britain Museum of American Art (CT) and the Boston Printmakers Permanent Collection.