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Meet the Artist
Gallery Show and Reception

The Gallery at the Northville Public Library, 341 South Third Street, Northville, NY is dedicated to the exhibition of fine art, and is a cultural resource for the community. A wide range of diverse art is shown throughout the year, complemented by a Meet the Artist reception and interactive discussion that evening.

Library Hours:
Monday: 9 am – Noon
Tuesday: 9 am – 8 pm
Wednesday: 9 am – 4 pm
Thursday: 9 am – 4 pm
Friday 9 am – Noon (Sept–Mar); 9 am – 4 pm (Apr–Aug)
Saturday: 9 am – Noon

 

Jutta Gloeckner:
Adirondack Scenes –
A visitor’s impression

I am an artist and art teacher living and working in London, England. I studied at the Slade School of Fine Art, England and the Art Akademie in Dusseldorf, Germany. The works on show are a selection produced on visits to the Adirondacks, especially in and around the Town of Day – ‘The Adirondack Series’. During these visits, the area has endlessly inspired me in many ways. Paintings have accumulated and I’m very pleased to have the opportunity to exhibit them in Northville.

Works in the exhibition are produced on location directly in nature. My main concern is not to overwork the subject, thereby maintaining spontaneity and simplicity, sometimes with an abstract theme. Strong, unusual compositions allow for surprising subjects. The works capture the everyday and the overlooked that are specific to the area. Subjects are not illustrative, but modern, unexpected scenes. 

The overpowering forest shows itself in unexpected ways when seen framed by the nearby architecture. The works on show represent the forest’s impact on back yard structures: barns, garages, roofs, roads, and windows reflecting the forest. Skylight, with the building’s hard edges contrasts with the softer, organic tree and cloud forms. Garage and Inside contrast the domestic interior structures with the dense, lush vegetation and daylight to which we are drawn. The forest is the life of the Adirondacks and in works such as Tall Tree(s), the Meadow series and Acacia offers many opportunities for the play of dark forms against bright light. Tree branches seem to float and extend towards the light. In the Ohmer Mountain drawings, the lake is spread out between the rounded dark shaped hills, filling the valley and reflecting the sky like a flat mirror.

The Adirondack Series principally concerns the contrast of man-made structures in an overwhelming natural and rural environment. It is colorful, and intimate.

 

 

 

Deborah Angilletta:
Lyrical Landscapes

August 31 - October 30, 2017

“I am an artist from Scotia New York. The acrylic and oil works in this exhibit represent steps on my continuing journey. I have been painting landscapes full time for ten years. I have loved views of rural life since I was a child playing in the fields of my grandparents’ farm. Now I treasure scenes near my home in the Capital region as well as the splendor of the Adirondacks, Mohawk Valley and Central NY.

"I am a studio painter but I also believe plein air painting is very important to my growth as an artist. The ability to organize a scene and capture light and color are learned when you paint on location. I try to paint outside as often as possible to collect information for my work. That said, I seldom look at the work I create on site as a finished piece. I seem to need the quiet and solitude of my studio to complete my work and think about the process.

"The more I paint, the less I think I know. As an artist you are always trying to catch up to your idea of what your work should look like. Your objectives are always just beyond your skill level. That challenge is what keeps me going. I am now working on simplifying composition in my scenes to say more with less as well as creating greater visual harmony using neutral colors.

"Creating art is a lifelong journey. There are so many elements involved - drawing, values, craftsmanship, brush techniques, composition and color. So many kinds of color - warm or cool, intense or subtle, darks and lights, transparent and opaque. The most important piece to me is the resulting poetry of the painting. It’s the struggle to be able to paint something the will connect with yourself and viewers that is important to me.

"My landscape paintings are small moments in time and place that I can cherish for another day. I am comforted by the order of the natural world, the constant cycle of the seasons, the beauty of the light playing on the fields and the wind in the trees. The challenge is to describe these feelings in paint and communicate it with the world. As I paint a rural meadow it merges with childhood memories of the back pasture of my grandmother’s farm. When the painting is finished you might think it’s that favorite field you drive by on your way home each night and how the sun is hitting it just right. We have each found something in some brush strokes and paint that communicate without words appreciation for the world around us, a universal language where words are not necessary. I am happy to have this opportunity to share my world with you.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NORTHVILLE LIBRARY GALLERY SHOWS
2017

DATES ARTIST RECEPTION MEDIUM
July–Aug.
Jutta Gloeckner Aug. 22
6–8 PM
Mixed media

Aug-Oct

Deborah Angilletta Sep. 5
6–8 PM
Acrylic & Oil
       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Judith Gloeckner Barn

Barn 1, 2012

Acrylic and gouache on canvas 24 x 36 in (61 x 91 cm)

 

 

Judith Gloeckner Skylight

Skylight, 2013
Gouache, pencil and collage on Masonite, 16 x 24 in (40. 5 x 61 cm)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Deborah Angilletta: Putnam Creek

Putnam Creek

 
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