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Show Schedule for 2009:

 

 

 

A Partridge in a Pear Tree

Holiday Show

 

Show Dates: November 27 to December 23, 2009

 

Art Walk Reception: Friday, December 4, 4pm to 8pm

A Partridge in a Pear Tree features holiday inspired art as well as great gifts by over 15 gallery artists. Be remembered for finding that special present which will be cherished for years to come.

The Lazy Pear Gallery will host a opening reception during the Montpelier Art Walk on Friday, December 4, from 4 pm to 8 pm to give the public an opportunity to meet the artists and talk about their work.

 

© Beth Robinson

 © Mary Jo Krolewski

 

 

A Splash of Color

Steven P. Goodman & Wendy James

 

Show Dates: September 23 to November 22, 2009

 

Art Walk Reception: Friday, September 25, 4pm to 8pm

 

A Splash of Color features the work of Steven Goodman and Wendy James, two artists that use vibrant colors sparingly but with powerful effect.  The technique helps these artists to create paintings that are simultaneously eye-catching and calming.  In addition, the show includes Wendy James' black and white photomontages. In these images Wendy combines multiple photographs to create mysterious, surrealistic, and humerous senarios that force the viewer to reconcil an instant in time that initially looks realistic but is obviously impossible.

The Lazy Pear Gallery will host a opening reception for Steven and Wendy during the Montpelier Art Walk on Friday, September 25, from 4 pm to 8 pm to give the public an opportunity to meet the artists and talk about their work.

Go to Steve's page and Wendy's page to learn more.

 

© Wendy James

© Steven P. Goodman

 

 

Pins and Needles: Mary Admasian

 

Show Dates: August 5 to September 20, 2009

 

Opening Reception: Friday, August 8, 5pm to 8pm

 

Pins and Needles features a new series of work by Mary Admasian in which she uses simple, minimalist construction to evoke complex emotions. In her statement, Mary clearly states her intention, "Mending and pining the elements of time, space, abstract connection. All is internal, all is illusion, and all can be iconic. Life, love, and fear is veiled by the white folds of simplicity.”

The Lazy Pear Gallery will host a reception for Mary on Friday, August 7, from 5 pm to 8 pm to give the public an opportunity to meet the artist and talk about her work.  In addition, Ben and Jerry's "Primal Ice Cream Therapist", and Mary's husband, Peter Lind, will be creating a special ice cream flavor for the opening. Read profiles of Peter and his work here and here; and please join us for this special event.

More of Mary's work can be viewed here. 

 

© Mary Admasian

© Mary Admasian

 

 

Good Humor: Faux Fur Food Sculpture

Mary Jo Krolewski

  

Show Dates: June 3 to July 5, 2009

Art Walk Reception: Friday, June 5, 4pm to 8pm

 "Good Humor: Faux Fur Sculpture” features the playful food inspired sculpture of artist and gallery owner Mary Jo Krolewski.  With her use of colorful faux fur, she creates ice cream, fruits, vegetables, and cakes that capture the joy food brings to our lives. “Good Humor” helps us to understand that good art can be fun.  

The Lazy Pear Gallery will host a reception for Mary Jo during the Montpelier Art Walk on Friday, June 5, from 4 pm to 8 pm to give the public an opportunity to meet the artist and talk about her work.

Go to Mary Jo's page to learn more.

 

© Mary Jo Krolewski

© Mary Jo Krolewski

 

 

New Artists, New Works

Mary Admasian, Jeane Wolfe, Frank Woods

  

Show Dates: March 12 to May 31, 2009

Art Walk Reception: Friday, March 27, 4pm to 8pm

The Lazy Pear Gallery is proud to present their latest show, New Artists/New Works, featuring the work of three new gallery artists, painters Mary Admasian and Frank Woods, along with stone sculptor Jeane Wolfe. All three are Montpelier residents and represent the depth and quality of artists that call Central Vermont home.  The show will be on display March 19 through May 31.  

All three artists have developed unique and very personnel styles. Mary’s paintings are bold, fearless, and demanding attention while Frank’s work is much more contemplative, somehow peacefully mixing contrasting and complementary colors and shapes in the same space.  Meanwhile, Jeane manages to create soft, gentle objects with one of the world’s hardest and most unforgiving materials - granite.

The Lazy Pear Gallery will host a reception for the new artists during the Montpelier Art Walk on Friday, March 27, from 4 pm to 8 pm to give the public an opportunity to meet the artists and talk about their work.

Go to Mary's page or Jeane's page or Frank's page to learn more.

© Mary Admasian

© Frank Woods

© Jeane Wolfe

 

 

In Time For the Holidays

Works By Paula McCullough

  

Show Dates: November 26 to February 28, 2009

Art Walk Reception: Friday, December 5, 4pm to 8pm

 In Time For The Holidays features Paula McCullough's found object sculptures, including her remarkable railroad tie clocks.  The clocks are part of a limited edition series; no more than 100 of these unique works of art will be made.

Also for the holidays, great works available by over 15 gallery artists in a variety of media.

Go to Paula's artist page to see more of her work, or, view the rest of the gallery artist's work.

 

© Paula McCullough

 

© Paula McCullough

 

 

Janet Van Fleet: Rolling Boil

 

Beth Pearson: Works On Paper

 

Show Dates: September 24 to November 16, 2008

Art Walk Reception: Friday, September 26th, 4pm to 8pm

Special Event:  October 25, 4pm to 5:30pm

"Art and Politics" with Janet Van Fleet

An artist talk/discussion exploring art and advocacy

 

The Lazy Pear Gallery is proud to present two shows, running simultaneously, by two remarkable Vermont artists, Beth Pearson and Janet Van Fleet.  

“Works on Paper” by Beth Pearson features monoprints that she has embellished with oil and gouache paint.  In combining printing techniques with paint, Beth creates abstract art that is simultaneously whimsical and sophisticated. Bright colors interact with subtle hues; dramatic shapes battle with delicate lines; and vaguely recognizable images fight with purely abstract forms.  The results draw the viewer into the art, captivating their imagination.

In “Rolling Boil,” Janet Van Fleet is similarly playing with contrasting ideas that results in fascinating and interesting sculpture.  At first glance, many of her new pieces seem to resemble children’s toys -- cars, trucks, and animals on wheels that can be pulled around with strings. On closer inspection, however, the “toys” seem to reference political issues such as torture, extraordinary rendition, and military spending at the expense of feeding the hungry.  On one level these sculpture are emotionally light, on another, many of them can be viewed as dark and scary.

Go to Janet's artist page  or Beth's artist page to learn more.

 

© Beth Pearson

© Janet Van Fleet

 

 

Anna Dibble:

Canine Conundrums

Show Dates: August 6 to September 21, 2008

Art Walk Reception: Friday, August 6th, 4pm to 8pm

Canine Conundrums is a solo show featuring the remarkable dog inspired art of Anna Dibble.  With her paintings, drawings, and collages, Anna is able to capture the spirit of dogs, the humanity that we see in them, and the absurdity of the world that we live in together. 

Anna is a very accomplished artist whose work has been seen by millions of adults and children around the world through her career with a number of prominent animation departments, including Disney, Hanna Barbera, and Sesame Street.  In her fine art career, Anna’s work reflects the strong connection between humans, other animals, and the natural world.  

With her canine series, Anna draws on her experience with her own dogs, examining how they look at the world, how they relate to people, and how human they often seem.  Through her studies, Anna translates the emotions, personalities, and absurdities of the human/dog continuum into art with color, texture, and movement.  The result is art that may at first glance appear simple but becomes surprisingly complex upon further examination.

Go to Anna's artist page to learn more.

© Anna Dibble

© Anna Dibble

 

 

John Brickels:

Bolts and Bots

Show Dates: July 9 to August 24, 2008

Opening Reception: Saturday, July 12th, 5pm to 8pm

Bolts and Bots is a solo show featuring the amazing clay sculptures of John Brickels.  Among the new work is a series of "robots" that have never before been seen publicly. 

John’s realistic dilapidated buildings and machines, deceptively made with brown clay, have captivated audiences of all ages wherever they have been viewed.   His work has been so highly admired that his sculptures can be found in the collections of Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Charles of Wales, President George H. W. Bush, and Pope John Paul II, among others. 

Although a resident of Vermont for over twenty years, John was born and raised in the rustbelt city of Akron, Ohio, resulting in a lifelong love of machines and buildings that have long since seen their better days.  With this show, John continues to explore his rustbelt roots through his fascination with the run-down, abandoned, and forgotten objects.  However, his new work also explores a new artistic direction in which he uses his talents to create " robots" that are simultaneously old and new, clearly influenced by the “steam-punk” movement, using Victorian design elements to create objects that balance between anachronisms and modern technology.  In all of his work, you will find an impeccable attention to detail, unparalleled technical proficiency, and a great sense of humor.

Go to John's artist page to learn more.

 

© John Brickels

© John Brickels

 

 

Odd Babies:

Four Artists Explore The Doll

Show Dates: June 4 to July 20, 2008

Art Walk Reception: Friday, June 6th, 4pm to 8pm

The show will highlight the works of Nina Gaby, Chris London, Tiffany Ownbey, and Beth Robinson, each of whom is accomplished at creating interesting and compelling non-traditional “dolls” that bridge the gap between craft and fine art.

Nina Gaby has had a very successful career in fine art, highlighted with inclusion of her work in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian’s Renwick Gallery.  Her sculpture is continually evolving; currently she is focusing on experimental clay “dolls” that incorporate mixed-media.  Chris London also uses traditional clay to create symbols and iconography that are inspired by the natural world.  She alludes to other cultures while becoming a language of symbols that are all her own. Beth Robinson, on the other hand, uses polymer clay and vintage fabrics to create somber, melancholy, and sometimes playful figurines that are owned by collectors worldwide. Tiffany Ownbey uses traditional paper mache techniques and found objects to create figurative sculpture. By incorporating remnants of the past with everyday objects, she gives each piece a familiar voice of its own.

Artist reception during the Montpelier Art Walk - a self-guided tour through historic downtown Montpelier through over 20 galleries, stores, restaurants, and government buildings that will feature great art, shopping, dining, music, theater, and film.

Go to our artist page to learn more about Beth, Chris, Nina, and Tiffany.

 

 

© Nina Gaby

 

© Tiffany Ownbey

 

© Beth Robinson

 

© Chris London

 

 

Adding Dimension:

Works in Mixed Media & Collage

Show Dates: March 27 to May 25, 2008

Art Walk Reception: Friday, March 28th, 4pm to 8pm

The show will highlight the works of three Vermont artists, Alexandra Bottinelli, Maggie Neale, and Timothy Fisher, each of whom are accomplished at creating interesting and compelling images by assembling their own unique combination of items.

Alexandra Bottinelli blends the subtle hues of her abstract oil paintings with the disparate images of magazine cut-outs to create a unified visual statement. Maggie Neale focuses on blending color, texture, and movement with her oil paint and assembling found objects within it to create depth, thoughtfulness, and complexity. Timothy Fisher creates colorful dream-like stories where animals, people, and sometimes fairies interact in a colorful world assembled from cut-outs of fabric and paper along with his own canvas painting.

Artists reception during the Montpelier Art and Maple Sugarin' Walk - a self-guided tour through historic downtown Montpelier through over 20 galleries, stores, restaurants, and government buildings that will feature great art and Vermont maple products.

 

 

© Alexandra Bottinelli

"Twenty-Two Flowers"

 

© Maggie Neale

"Uppers and Soles"

© Timothy Fisher

"Crocodile Boat"

 

 

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