George Marshall Store Gallery in York presents “Gordon Carlisle – Of Two Minds” and “Barbara Sullivan – All the Comforts of Home” through July 12.
Carlisle is well known as a muralist and has completed 36 public art commissions in New England. This exhibition focuses on his paintings, mixed media works, and collages that are the foundation of his artistic practice. Carlisle has chosen the title “Of Two Minds” as he sees himself a “pluralist.” There is the more serious side of the artist who just wants to paint, and the other side that has a need to comment with humor and satire on the absurdities of the world.
Sullivan has revived the art of fresco to the realm of contemporary art. The technique of making support frames, mixing slaked lime, painting wet plaster, grinding pigments, and all the laborious steps required are well suited to this energetic and imaginative artist. Her subjects are ordinary everyday objects: armchairs, pots and pans, chainsaws, birds and animals in nature. Sullivan will give a gallery talk and demonstration of her technique on Sunday, June 28 at 3 p.m.
The gallery, at 140 Lindsay Road, York, is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. For more information, call 207-351-1083 or visit http: //www.georgemarshallstoregallery.com.