Dreams + Dystopian Landscapes

Two artists explore variations of the subconscious

January 11th – February 11th, 2018: Kehler Liddell Gallery (KLG) presents photographer Mark St. Mary’s, No Longer Noticed and printmaker Joan Jacobson-Zamore’s, Once Upon a Dream in Lapland, with an artist talk on Saturday, January 13th @ 3pm with reception to follow from 4pm-7pm.

Lost Dog. CD Release Party. Tag Sale. Posted to streetlight poles and utility boxes, notices like these create a collage of various colors, images, and typefaces. Mark St. Mary has spent the past year photographically studying the results of their eventual removal, where the residual adhesives look like a community game of visual Mad Libs®. No Longer Noticed, is an exhibition of the resulting rectilinear patterns, dystopian landscapes, and anthropomorphic forms.

While St. Mary’s work unearths a kind of collective subconscious, Joan Jacobson-Zamore presents a series of dreamlike landscapes and scenes in Once Upon a Dream in Lapland. The artist states the concept for the show developed after a trip to Finland, and says the pieces ask us “to suspend our sense of reality for just a moment.” Zamore sees her work as a “rekindling of the natural energy around [her] and a waking of the playful or mysterious magic within.”

Joan Jacobson-Zamore earned her undergraduate and graduate degrees in teaching at Hunter College, and obtained her MFA in Printmaking from Pratt Institute. Her work is included in the collections of Yale University, Colgate University, Housatonic Museum of Art, Eastern CT State University, Aetna Corporation, and The Art Connection. Presently, Ms. Zamore is also affiliated with the Printmakers Network of Southern New England.

Mark St. Mary earned a BS in Floriculture at Texas A & M University and a MS in Biology at Bowling Green State University. A mostly self-taught artist, he draws largely from a former career in landscape design. His work has been exhibited at many galleries in the region including: Hygienic Art Gallery (New London, CT); Agora Gallery (New York, NY); Westport Arts Center (Westport, CT); River Street Gallery (New Haven, CT); Kehler Liddell Gallery (New Haven, CT); Mill Gallery (Guilford, CT); and Firehouse Art Gallery (Milford, CT).

 Mark St. Mary

Mark St. Mary

 Joan Jacobson-Zamore

Joan Jacobson-Zamore