Laura Petrovich-Cheney's Washed Up has undulating rhythms that recall ocean currents on a summer day. Anyone who has spent anytime on the Jersey Shore is familiar with this particular shade of turquoise. My great-aunt had a summer home down the shore, in which all of the furniture was painted this color.
Ginger Andro & Chuck Glicksman's Jumping Hurdles attracted much attention. Their spinning praxinoscpe mesmerizes viewers.
Colin Chase's Cleave referenced his Buddhist practice with a springing "prayer" flag, bicycle wheel, prayer wheel, and bell. Irene Gennaro exhibited two polychromed, expertly hand carved, wooden Visionary Masks.
Max Pelzman's Cloud Wall was an imposing presence in the booth with its large free form shape.
Lisa Sanders' exhibited Arcs and Rods a wood and plaster sculpture creating tension and rhythms.
Vera Manzi-Scacht's sculpture titled Counterpart visually evoked a sense of Rodin's Gates of Hell in it's architectural structure and complexity.
Elaine Lorenz's David Eye to the Future is a polychromed cement organic column surmounted by an abstract ocular form.
Elizabeth Knowles' Eve Black Vortex is inspired by the biological patterns of organisms.
Thea Lanzisero's Couture Maquette1 and Couture Maquette 4 evoked gracefully strong dress maker forms.
Yasmin Gur's 3x3 was formed from hand carved wood entrapped in a steel structure. It reminded me of nature constrained by man. Humans imposing their will on the environment.
Michael Wolf 's Shotgun House was meant to recall the collision of man-made structures and nature that have occurred with the severe weather the U.S. has experienced over the last several years.
Eric Laxman's Plow-Warrior Figure is a conflagration of man and machine. To me it conjures images of John Henry and the westward expansion of the United States.
Eve Ingalls' Still Life After Morandi a large wall hung sculpture with an enigmatic quality to it. It plays with transparency and the illusion of form.
Martha Walker's Separation Anxiety has a dark dream like quality to it but is elegantly beautiful.
Mary Ellen Scherl 's 4x4 a sublime and subtle work was the booth's only two-dimensional piece.
Sculptors Guild Website
A portion of Minny's artist statement reads as follows "I consider photography as visual poetry: a verse rather than prose. Although photography has been conceived as a means to portray reality, I am more drawn to its ability to transcend time and place. I constantly revisit personal memories and history through my photography, reflecting on my inner self than striving to represent reality. I am interested in the coexistence between past and present, dream and reality, and absence and presence".
To see more of Minny's work visit her website at.
The owner Monica Buckle received her Masters in Art Business from Sotheby’s Institute of Art – New York. Previously she managed a galley on Nantucket and is affiliated with the Greenwich Arts Council.
Monica Buckle Gallery website.
Camille Eskell's both stood out with her series of paintings she calls the Ezekiel Project. Ms. Eskell states on her website:
"The Ezekiel Project, a series of works on paper, explores themes of loss, searching, restoration and renewal. Referencing and contemporizing the fantastic vision of resurrection described in Ezekiel's parable The Valley of the Dry Bones, the series title also refers to my original family name, which a relative Anglicized when immigrating to the U.S. to assimilate into American society.
The pieces are layered, wiped, stained, and scratched, with blank areas exposed to suspend the illusion and heighten the sense of ambiguity and the unknown."
Eskell's work is strong and powerful combining the corporeal and spiritual nature of existence.
Camille Eskell's website