Kick off set up for Figures and Landscapes, with artists Jayne Adams and Jan Waldron
"Figures and Landscapes" with artists Jayne Adams and Jan Waldron
Painters Jan Waldron and Jayne Adams tell stories. Waldron often points her subjects out from a distance, her stories told through moody settings that speak to unseen inhabitants. Adams gets in close, her paintings a clear snapshot of human subjects caught in a second's time.
The commonalities are deeper than subject. The two contemporary style artists are story tellers with clear visions, individual hands, and incredibly skilled," Steve Bowersock, curator and co owner says. "There is potency in the work. Even a quiet canvas emanates strong intent."
Both are established New England artists. Waldron, also a published writer, studied at the MFA School Boston, and under a number of established artists. Adams earned a BFA from the University of NH. Other credits: White MT. Sculpture Workshops, Jefferson, NH; Printmaking workshops, UNH and Northampton, MA.
The painters differences make this current collection an intriguing one, a reason to see them in this one-time setting opportunity.
Adams work is meaty, strong and intense, while Waldron takes you to a haunting, often soft-focused place.
Adam's places her figures center stage, the canvas filled with figures lost in thought or staring back at the viewer. In Waldron's work the person is felt - there in a distance in a home and setting of telling character, behind a door or curtain.
"I can't stress enough how wonderful this collection is. Each piece is a stand out,"Bowersock says. "But all that energy in one room is not to be missed."