Mars Hall Gallery opens its second in a series of three “4 X 4” Shows, 4 Artists – 4 Walls – 4 One Person Shows. “4 X 4, Black, White & COLOR” features the works of artists Leo Brooks, Mimo Gordon Riley, Antonia Small and Ron Weaver. A reception will be held on Friday, July 24 from 6 to 8 p.m..
Monhegan and NY artist Leo Brooks (1909-1993) holds a special place in the history of Monhegan Art. He once said, “I don’t think when I paint…….I just arrange the shapes and colors and marks in a way that feels good to me.”
Works from four collections will be on display including recent acquisitions from the estate of a dear friend and collector of his in the Bronx. “Leaf Life”, the latest series of work by Mimo Gordon Riley is her observations of plant life from late summer, imagined through winter and into the longed for beginnings of spring.
She describes the series as, “The interweaving; bits of light and dark which play off each other, reflecting the mystery of all our human entwinings, our forested connections to each other.”
Antonia Small’s black & white photography explores the historical processes of photography. In April she was selected to exhibit in the International Pinhole Photography Show titled,”Exposed”, at the Lumina Gallerie in Vienna, Austria. Works from the show as well as some of her underwater photographs will be featured. The late Ron Weaver studied, taught and exhibited across the US, Canada and Europe.
While earning a BFA and MFA from Yale in the 1960’s, Weaver worked summers on the coast of Maine. He later returned to Maine and purchased a cottage in New Harbor where he produced a large body of Maine paintings. A selection of this work will be display. The show runs through Sunday, August 23.
The Main Gallery will feature “The Ever Evolving Eclectic Extravaganza of ART”. This Exhibition will showcase not only ART but an expanded selection of fine Antiques and Estate Jewelry. On display are paintings by Nancy Baker, Jeanette Steele Esposito, Linda Funk, Kris Johnson, Roger Kirby, Sharon Larkin, Nat Lewis, Maurice Michel Lode, Greg Mort, Elaine Niemi, Cam Noel, C.W. Oakes, Elaine Reed, Jimmy Reed, Holly Smith, Carl Sublett, William Thon, Terry Wolf and Eleanor Zuccola.
Also on exhibit are block prints by Ken Martin, mixed media assemblage by Bill Cook and Constance Kiermaier, whimsical driftwood fish by Claire Perry and cement relief sculpture by Priscilla Cross. The gallery offers a variety of quality crafts including turned & carved wood vessels by Dick Kelly, decoupage jewel boxes by Davene Fahy, hand carved decoys by Stephan Hill and mixed- media stained glass, mosaics and pottery by Dona Bergen. Metal sculptors Jay Hoagland and Brian Read will have works on display through out the gallery as well as outside in the newly expanded Sculpture Gardens.
A reception will be held on Friday, July 24 from 6 to 8 p.m. The gallery is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday or by appointment and is located 12.7 miles down the beautiful St. George peninsula in Martinsville. For more information call (207)372-9996 or visit us on the web at www.marshallgallery.net