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Perceptions

September 22 – October 30, 2020 at Saratoga Arts

Nancy Niefield:

My ”Forest“ series is comprised of tree-like forms enclosed in, imposed on or breaking free of vessels or walls. I am interested in the formal properties of gesture and spatial relationships in the complexity and randomness of nature.

For almost fifty years, I have been making functional pottery and have been concerned with the usefulness of forms. While I often continue to reference the vessel, my current work relates to the interplay of the inside and the outside of forms and the mystery of containment. While the surfaces of my earlier work were dependable electric-fired glazes, my current work, utilizing wood-fired surfaces, is full of surprises in color and texture, adding to the mystery. Because there have been fewer opportunities for group firings in the last six months, I have been experimenting with cold surfaces (paint).

Colleen O’Hara:

I create imaginary landscapes inspired by my interaction with real physical space. This body of work originates out of an exploration of material. Paint contains a vast amount of potential and unpredictability. I enjoy working in a space between control and freedom. Responding to material holds the possibility to investigate the physical world. Brush marks, drips and splatters become a documentation of my existence and engagement in the world. I am interested in the phenomenological concept of “readiness to hand”, the belief that we learn from the body, that knowledge exists before conceptualizations. The act of making, doing and experiencing is what gives us information about our surroundings. My work references our reaction and response to the physical world. I am creating an experience of space that situates meaning in a place where it is gradually revealed, but never fully understood. I overlap layers of transparent paint creating spaces full of movement and experience, one that extends beyond the edges of the paper. Large gestural marks incorporate the movement of my body. These large marks compliment areas of intricate detail, spaces where micro and macro perspectives are referenced. Pairing these contrasting marks allows my work to oscillate between the intimate and the immeasurable.

Terry Teitelbaum:

I paint to capture the texture and color of the influences in my life and to tell a story. Multiple layers of color, some exposed, some hidden, change their mood like the weather allowing the depth of the story to be experienced. It is the energy and emotion of the finished piece that transmits the story to others.

I see woven color in the landscape. – Terry Teitelbaum

Teitelbaum’s daring use of color combinations was honed during her years as a fashion designer in the sixties. Her current artistic expression is a convergence of fashion design and textiles with her painting medium: there are striking similarities between the sheer fabrics from her past and the transparent pigment she uses in her paintings. Iridescent fabric to interference color. The artist simply traded one art form for another.

*Images are presented in the order that they are laid out on display in the gallery 

Colleen O’Hara
Heavy Weight
acrylic and flashe on paper
51″x53″
$900

Terry Teitelbaum
Journey Ahead
oil/mixed media on cradled hardboard
8″x20″
$380

Terry Teitelbaum
Wistful Thought
oil/mixed media on cradled hardboard
10″x24″
$500

Nancy Niefield
D’après Cezanne
stoneware clay and paint
21″x7.5″x13.25″
$700

Colleen O’Hara
Layers
acrylic and flashe on paper
79″x55″
$1200

Terry Teitelbaum
Across the River
oil/mixed media on cradled hardboard
10″x24″
SOLD

Colleen O’Hara
Twist
acrylic, ink and flashe on paper
14″x18″
$650

Nancy Niefield
Closed Woods 1
stoneware clay, paint, raku fired
6.5″ height
$50 ea.

Nancy Niefield
Closed Woods 2
stoneware clay, paint, raku fired
6.5″ height
$50 ea.

Colleen O’Hara
Breathe
acrylic, ink and flashe on paper
75″x55″
$1200

Nancy Niefield
Open Forest 1
stoneware clay, wood fired
10.5″x8.5″x5.25″
$500

Nancy Niefield
Divergence
stoneware clay, wood fired
16″x14″x11.5″
$750

Colleen O’Hara
Blank Stares
acrylic, ink and flashe on paper
79″x55″
SOLD

Terry Tietelbaum
Woven Meadow
oil/mixed media on cradled hardboard
24″x40″
$2000

Colleen O’Hara
Just a Glimpse
acrylic, ink and flashe on paper
23″x16″
$675

Nancy Niefield
Open Woods 2
stoneware clay, paint, raku fired
5.5″ height
$50 ea.
Left and middle are SOLD

Terry Teitelbaum
In Bloom
oil/mixed media on cradled hardboard
8″x20″
$400

 

Nancy Niefield
Lone Tree
stoneware clay, wood fired
13″x7.5″x8″
$125

Nancy Niefield
Curve 1
stoneware clay, wood fired
11″x14.5″13.5
$400

Nancy Niefield
Tree Vase 1
stoneware clay, wood fired
13.5″x9″x4″
$350

Nancy Niefield
Tree Vase 2
stoneware clay, wood fired
13.5″x9″x4″
$350

 

Terry Teitelbaum
It Happened
oil/mixed media on cradled harboard
24″x40″
$2000

Terry Teitelbaum
Meadow Weave
oil/mixed media on cradled hardboard
8″x20″
$400

Colleen O’Hara
Tongue Tied
acrylic, ink and flashe on paper
19″x15″
$600

Nancy Niefield
Open Woods 1
stoneware clay, paint, raku fired
6″ height
$50 ea.
Left and middle are sold

 

Terry Teitelbaum
Outward Bound
oil/mixed media on cradled harboard
10″x24″
$450

Colleen O’Hara
Slice
acrylic, in and flashe on paper
18″x13″
$450

Terry Teitelbaum
Tide Pools
oil/mixed media on cradled hardboard
10″x24″
$450

Terry Teitelbaum
Impasse
oil/mixed media on cradled hardboard
10″x24″
SOLD

Colleen O’Hara
Depth
acrylic, ink and flashe on paper
18″x14.5″
$650

Terry Teitelbaum
Cooling Down
oil/mixed media on cradled hardboard
14’x40″
$2000

Terry Teitelbaum
Rough Tide
oil/mixed media on cradled hardboard
10″x24″
SOLD

Terry Teitelbaum
Woven Hills
oil/mixed media on cradled hardboard
24″x40″
$2000

Terry Teitelbaum
Hidden Falls
oil/mixed media on cradled hardboard
10″x24″
$480

Terry Teitelbaum
Winter’s Surf
oil/mixed media on cradled hardboard
10″x24″
$500

Nancy Niefield
Golden Woods
stoneware clay, wood fired
13.5″x13.5″x8″
$500

Nancy Niefield
Curve 2
stoneware clay, wood fired
21″x16.5″x8.5″
$500