Kris Horton, Marcia Baker, and Matt Gross – “Witnessing Winter”
Friday, January 7, 2022 5:30-7:00 PM
The exhibit continues through March 31, 2022
Kris Horton shares her thoughts on “Witnessing Winter”, I believe that there is a life force or energy generated from all living and organic things. This force, I believe, is shared, exchanged and expressed all the time. Being still in art-making allows me to experience these interactions and
exchanges. I am drawn to witnessing the energy between people, people and nature and nature itself.
The discipline of materials and composition, the language of art-making, dictates my vocabulary. I try to strike a balance between the tension of
language and my experience. My discipline, I hope, allows me to express these exchanges. My intent is that the context of the subject, the composition of the work, the texture, lines, brushstrokes and colors manifest and expresses these exchanges. I often discover that this actually happens during the process of creating. I also believe that I am attracted to these moments because these elements at the time are coming together in a unified expression. Seeing instead of looking is truly a gift to my soul. Above left Skinning Up Green Weaver by Kris Horton.
Marcia Baker shares her thoughts on this exhibit, “Action! My paintings reflect my active winter lifestyle. Most images focus on winter pastimes such as downhill and Nordic skiing. My aspiration is to pass on those moments of exhilaration experienced while outdoors. Stories reflecting this theme are woven into my paintings. I am in awe of the winter landscape and its creatures. Today you will see these images in all four mediums: watercolor, oil, acrylic and pastel. Throughout my work, action and color still remain key elements. Intense color only serves to enhance the excitement I feel.” At right: First Tracks by Marcia Baker.
Matt Gross: below left Rangeley Lake from Saddleback by Matt Gross.