Jerome / Perry / de Steiguer

July 16 – August 21, 2016

Nina Jerome: Landmarks – On the Move

Lincoln Perry: Diana’s Baths

Alexandra de Steiguer: Starkness and Light: The Isles of Shoals in Winter

Opening Reception Saturday, July 16, 5-7 pm

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Nina Jerome: Landmarks – On the Move

Jerome_HackensackIntersectionsopyPainter, Nina Jerome observes the landscape from many vantage points. Intrigued by the contrast between natural and urban spaces, she believes that the developed landscape, as seen from above reflects human activities and patterns of living. Her painted marks in natural landscape reflect the rhythm of growth and natural forms, while in urban spaces they emphasize movement and her awareness of how we have shifted the quality of the land away from its natural state. Click here to view images of Nina’s works.

 

Lincoln Perry: Diana’s Baths

G712 copySince the 1860’s the scenic waterfalls near Bartlett, New Hampshire have been known as Diana’s Baths, evoking Ovid’s story of Diana, goddess of the hunt, who punishes Actaeon for inadvertently seeing her with her female followers.  Lincoln Perry, inspired by the beauty of the falls and the topicality of the myth, has done dozens of studies in gouache, oil pastel and oils, both on location and in the studio.  His experiments in composition, color and choreography culminate in four large oils, giving us a vivid insight into how these choices were made. Click here to view images of Lincoln’s works.
Lincoln will give a gallery talk on Sunday, August 7, 3 p.m.

 

Alexandra de Steiguer: Starkness and Light: The Isles of Shoals in Winter

Dusk and Distance copyThis will be Alexandra de Steiguer’s twentieth year as the winter caretaker on the Isles of Shoals.  These nine wind-swept, rugged and desolate isles, seven miles off the coast of New Hampshire and Maine, are deserted in winter save for the sole occupant.  Alex creates her island photographs with medium-format film, and then awaits spring to print the work in her darkroom on the mainland. Her images reflect the pared-down and timeless essence of these islands, what existed before and will continue to endure after we are gone, and the beauty and poetry of what remains in the moments between. Click here to view images of Alexandra’s works.

 

 


 

 

 Sunday, July 24, 3 p.m.

Poetry reading by Kimberly Cloutier Green and Andrew Merton

Local poets Kimberly Cloutier Green and Andrew Merton will read poems from their recent collections that, in one way or another, resonate with work in the current exhibitions.  Works by both writers have appeared in numerous notable literary journals and other publications.  Kimberly is the ninth Poet Laureate of the City of Portsmouth, New Hampshire.  Andrew is a professor emeritus of English at the University of New Hampshire.  Light refreshments will be served after the readings and their books will be available for signing.

 

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