June 11-August 19, 2018

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  Michael Dominick   "I am a cast iron sculptor by trade, but in 2008 I became bored with typical foundry practice and made a radical change. I developed a technique for painting with the 2800-degree molten iron as it comes directly out if the furnace. My persuasion of the liquid fire on a collision course with the picture plane results in highly unique markings. The gestural strokes and splashes are layered with sweat, dirt, coal dust and sometimes even blood. Painting with molten iron is dangerous work.  A substrate of canvas or plaster backing board is fused with several layers of archival drawing paper and a liquid flame retardant. This allows the molten iron to scorch a trail as it travels across the picture plane without setting the painting on fire. The oil paint flames up when hot molten iron ignites the linseed oil creating intricate marks that both scorch the surface and burn down into the depths of layered paper.  Each painting successfully captures the dynamic intensity of the moment of its creation."  Please join us for Michael Dominick's artist talk and a demonstration of his art process,  Thursday, August 9, at 6:30pm.   

Michael Dominick

"I am a cast iron sculptor by trade, but in 2008 I became bored with typical foundry practice and made a radical change. I developed a technique for painting with the 2800-degree molten iron as it comes directly out if the furnace. My persuasion of the liquid fire on a collision course with the picture plane results in highly unique markings. The gestural strokes and splashes are layered with sweat, dirt, coal dust and sometimes even blood. Painting with molten iron is dangerous work.

A substrate of canvas or plaster backing board is fused with several layers of archival drawing paper and a liquid flame retardant. This allows the molten iron to scorch a trail as it travels across the picture plane without setting the painting on fire. The oil paint flames up when hot molten iron ignites the linseed oil creating intricate marks that both scorch the surface and burn down into the depths of layered paper.  Each painting successfully captures the dynamic intensity of the moment of its creation."

Please join us for Michael Dominick's artist talk and a demonstration of his art process,  Thursday, August 9, at 6:30pm.

 

  Joanna Lentini    Statement: “Vanishing Ice”   My fascination with ice began in the High Arctic whilst snorkeling alongside some of nature’s greatest artwork, the icebergs of Greenland’s Scoresby Sound. The intricate details, form and color spoke to me and I quickly found myself obsessed with these “sculptures” and their environment. Pack ice provides the only  terra firma  for hundreds of miles in much of the polar regions supporting an impressive diversity of life, which is dwindling with the disappearing ice due to Climate Change.   In this series of images, I explore the majestic beauty and fragile predicament of ice through both underwater and conventional perspectives. As our climate warms, these delightful creations are quickly vanishing, causing rises in sea levels around the world and threatening our very own existence.   Please join us for Joanna Lentini's  artist talk "Vanishing Ice",  Wednesday, July  25 , at 7pm.   (All images by Joanna Lentini are protected under the artist's Copyright)

Joanna Lentini

Statement: “Vanishing Ice”

My fascination with ice began in the High Arctic whilst snorkeling alongside some of nature’s greatest artwork, the icebergs of Greenland’s Scoresby Sound. The intricate details, form and color spoke to me and I quickly found myself obsessed with these “sculptures” and their environment. Pack ice provides the only terra firma for hundreds of miles in much of the polar regions supporting an impressive diversity of life, which is dwindling with the disappearing ice due to Climate Change. 

In this series of images, I explore the majestic beauty and fragile predicament of ice through both underwater and conventional perspectives. As our climate warms, these delightful creations are quickly vanishing, causing rises in sea levels around the world and threatening our very own existence. 

Please join us for Joanna Lentini's  artist talk "Vanishing Ice",  Wednesday, July  25 , at 7pm.

(All images by Joanna Lentini are protected under the artist's Copyright)