Featured Exhibit November - December 2023
GEORGE REYNOLDS: Bright Suspensions
On view through December 31, 2023.
George Reynolds, mathematician and computer scientist, creates intricate stainless steel, brass, and aluminum window hangings and mobiles; sculpture formed of delicate components suspended in the air. Pieces are kinetic and respond to moving air, spinning and moving in the environment. Reynolds creates flocks of swallows, migrating geese, swirls of the cosmos, and falling leaves that turn with graceful momentum.
In the artists own words, “These pieces are my attempt to capture the moments of awe that we all experience when we look at the natural world:when we see a flock of geese flying in formation, when we see swallows wheeling around in a barn, when we watch a full moon rising, when we look up at the glittering constellations. These inspirational moments are the root of our capacity to care about nature itself, and they expand our capacity to see more. And through that caring, we encourage the preservation of these natural wonders for everyone."
CHARLES MALZENSKI: On the Land
Artist Charles Malzenski is a painter of representational landscapes, non-representational work including color field and minimalist studies, and conceptual work including dowsing, drawing on the ground, and altering and arranging landscape elements.
On the Land features those representational landscapes and Malzenski’s mastery of the medium- timeless, sweeping landscapes where one gets lost in clouds and trees, and where sunlight and shadow become active elements in still images.
Rather than commenting on his own intentions, Malzenski prefers that the audience observe the work in silence and arrive at their own conclusions. His only comment is that “Paint should look like paint. Brushwork shows the intuitive connection between hand and heart.” A lifetime of living with a direct connection to his land- experiencing deeply the seasons, the sunlight, the daily cycle of light and dark affords Malzenski insight he translates to paint on canvas, resulting in images that express love, respect, and appreciation of the land.
Malzenski earned a BFA from Hartford Art School in 1970 and divides his time between an off grid stone cottage in western Massachusetts and Enfield, Connecticut. His work is recognized locally as well as abroad in a number of visual and conceptual art forums as well as in private, museum, and corporate collections. He has participated in many group shows and his work has been in national and international publications.