The Long View - Creativity Over Time
Blue Mountain Gallery Artists
January 31 - February 25, 2023
Reception: Saturday Feb. 4th, 3-6 pm
Panel Discussion in gallery Saturday Feb. 11th. 3pm
Moderated by Barbara Grossman, with exhibiting artists Richard Castellana, Owen Gray, Janet Sawyer, Jenny Toth
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The exhibition includes artwork by Gulgun Aliriza, Doug Anderson, Theresa Bartol, Nancy Sandler Bass, Nancy Beal, Jane Beckwith, Pamela Berkeley, Elizabeth Bisbing, Richard Castellana, Michael Chelminski, Marcia Clark, Anne Diggory, Kim van Do, Ken Ecker, Owen Gray, Carol Heft, Marilyn Honigman, Sam Jungkurth, Charles Kaiman, Joan Marie Kelly, Marjorie Kramer, Suzanne Lacke, John Leavey, Margaret Leveson, Helene Manzo, Richard K. Mills, Alakananda Mukerji, Nancy Prusinowski, Alexander Purves, Timothy Ross, Victoria Salzman, Gina Sawin, Janet Sawyer, Linda Smith, Clifford Thompson, Sam Thurston, Jenny Toth, Pamela Tucker, Marie van Elder, Jim Weidle and Jeanie Wing.
“Time is the greatest innovator.” Francis Bacon, Of Innovations (1625)
Each artist in the exhibition has selected two works that demonstrate the development of their ideas over time. An illustrated catalogue includes statements by the artists about the juxtapositions of works from different stages in their career, looking back over many decades or many years. Forty one current members and associates of Blue Mountain Gallery are represented.
Charting one's own development can be an adventure. It not only involves the perception of changes and continuities in style, aesthetics and content over a lifetime, but also gives us a chance to ask the important qualitative questions of existence that will always lead us back to the metaphysical question, what is it to be a person? How does that affect an artist’s work? Am I the same person I was forty years ago, ten years ago? What kinds of changes do artists experience, and why? How does a perceived "breakthrough" in our work compare with a slow and steady metamorphosis? What are the threads that have remained constant? What changes in the outside world have had an impact?
“The Long View” celebrates past and current work and the varied ways the artists understand the continuities and transformations in their work over time.
View the exhibition to enjoy the work and think about those questions. Join the artists for conversations at the opening reception on Feb. 4th (3-6 pm) and the panel discussion on Feb. 11 , 3pm.
Panel Discussion Feb 11 3 pm Moderated by Barbara Grossman
Live at the Blue Mountain Gallery. with online live on youtube Panel will be one hour with an open Q & A to follow.
How does an artist mine who they are and who they evolve in to?
The 41 artists in the exhibition are showing pairs of works that show a range of comparisons over time - from radical changes in content and media to growth that is not immediately perceptible. What drives the changes and growth? Four exhibiting artists, Richard Castellana, Owen Gray, Janet Sawyer, and Jennifer Toth will take part in the panel
Many of the artists in the exhibition will be in attendance.
There will be time for questions and discussion
The gallery panel will also be broadcast live. Online at 3 pm