Saturday, February 7, 2015

Co|So Exhibitions :: New Members’ Show 2015

The Copley Society is proud to present the 18 newly accepted members into the gallery in the New Members' Show. Representing a great diversity of styles, media and techniques, the newest artist members span from locals working in Boston and Cambridge, to as far away as Ireland and Canada.  This year’s exhibition was featured as the cover story in the January/February 2015 edition of Artscope Magazine titled Mystical, Meditative, Mirthful and can be previewed online.
Kate Taylor, Weeping Willow Sunset, 24 x 24,acrylic and resin on panel.
Described by Artscope as “luminous and lovely, filled with color and energy,” Kate Taylor is Co|So’s first artist member working in resin. In Weeping Willow Sunset a palette knife was used to create luscious painted leaves that drip down the panel into a vibrant orange and pink sunset. The highly reflective coating of resin enhances and animates the colors, giving the flattened composition a greater sense of depth. 

David Palmquist, Green Ranch House, 37 1/4 x 37 1/4, oil on canvas.

Green Ranch House by David Palmquist pits the viewer in motion, sitting in a car or train watching as the outside world blurs past. He does not just paint an accurate landscape, but captures the moment in transition, a point between two places forever frozen in place.

Nicole Alger, Talking Stick, 31 1/2 x 37 1/2, oil on canvas.
Nicole Alger’s Talking Stick places a hyper realist woman in a beautifully abstracted background, creating the perfect conjunction of the traditional and contemporary. The powerful strokes of orange paint emanating from the stick give voice to the quiet power of the woman, a visual representation of her strength.

The exhibit is on display in the gallery through February 23, 2015.