The Beach Pictures by Eleanor Rufty and Tell Me Again, The World Will Be Beautiful by Alyssa Salomon open this Friday, October 1, from 7-9PM at the Page Bond Gallery.
Eleanor Ruftys new series of large-scale drawings reference memory, sighting figures and interior spaces in a motif of unfolding recollection. Offering heightened color and a fragile surface; Rufty uses pastels paralleling the elusive quality of visual recall.
Alyssa Salomon uses nineteenth century photographic processes as a call to inactive action. In our consumer culture with its excess of societal anxieties, her work reminds us to sit, to see, to acknowledge sensory experience, and to reminisce.
These works will be at the Page Bond Gallery, 1625 West Main Street with an opening reception honoring the artists, Friday October 1, from 7 to 9 PM. On Thursday September 30, from 6 to 8 PM the gallery will host a preview and an artist talk. The exhibition will remain on view through Saturday, October 30, 2010.
ABOVE: These WIld Ecstasies (for A. Siskin), 2010 by Alyssa Salomon