Gallery Y: “Roots” Group Exhibition
June 19 – August 15, 2015
Opening Reception: June 19, 2015, 6-9pm
This summer’s exhibition, “Roots” (Gallery Y), features 18 gallery artists whose work relates to the broad and beautiful subject matter of trees. Also on display is a solo exhibition of new work by Lora Fosberg, “More Trees Please” (Gallery X). The concept for such a simple yet deep and rich group exhibition is a manifestation of a very personal vision for Linda Warren, as it mirrors an overarching theme that can be found in the practices of many artists within the gallery roster – and clearly not by chance.
This universal love affair with nature, and more specifically with trees, has created a unifying link amongst the works of gallery artists Jason Brammer, Doug Fogelson, Carson Fox, Conrad Freiburg, Nicole Gordon, Michiko Itatani, Emmett Kerrigan, William Eckhardt Kohler, Brenda Moore, Judith Mullen, Joseph Noderer, Jennifer Presant, Nina Rizzo, Zach Taylor, Tom Torluemke, Chris Uphues, Tom Van Eynde and Matthew Woodward. “Roots” reflects a microcosmic parallel to mankind’s overall worship of trees, which has existed throughout history and within cultures around the globe. Whether used directly as a representational subject, as a source of inspiration for narrative, line, lighting, composition, color, or even as a catalyst for emotional or intellectual investigation, the tree is a vast symbol open to interpretation. For so many people, trees provide emotional support and comfort, shelter, aesthetic pleasure, wonderment and awe. They remind us to breathe, to appreciate life and its natural beauty. There is a fascination and appreciation for trees that seems fundamental to our being.