"There is a quiet rhythm, a lulling of shorts that prevails across all three artists work, it's the lapping of a boat, the gentle movement of air, those moments you sense the air and sun on your skin on a hushed, warm day, Curator, co owner Steve Bowersock says. "There is such beauty in each work, stories in the narrative works that take the mind away and in turn quiet our thoughts. This is a show to be experiences both as a whole, and in its outstanding, brilliant parts.
Kinson's oils are a mix of natural and fantasy. The colors are as often hot as soothing, but the pictures themselves, bird's in stylized settings, natural elements and within beautiful composition always create an oasis of calm and contemplation. Her subjects, drenched in rich colors, speak of freedom and spirituality.
Her latest body of work, "golden canvases filled with Reddish Egrets, Doves, Baltimore Oriole, speak to spirit and life " Bowersock says. "It's her most beautiful collection to date."
Bonita returns with his narrative "portraits" of boats. These, like the work of his co exhibitors, use subjects as visual tropes for human emotion and experience to create narrative and evocative stories. In this series Bonita returns to the humble, floating rowboat, tethered and adrift on rippling and smooth waters.
Bonita, an award-winning artist, graduated the Art Institute of Boston and continued his post baccalaureate study of classical painting and drawing at The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia. He periodically attends the French Academy.
There is a mix of melancholy and emotional warmth found in Rizza's work, Bowersock says. Her subjects, set outdoors, are often marked by the world of humans, their light and shadow dappled objects speaking to their lives. Clothes, made transparent by the sun, move in the breeze, blankets are left crumpled on lawn chairs, and browned holiday wreaths are left long past their time.
Rizza, and award winning artist, received her BFA from the New Hampshire Institute of Art. She is the recipient of the Artist Grant from the Vermont Studio Center and the Maine Percent for the Art Competition.
"Each of these artists attempts and succeeds at reaching beyond the surface. If you stand before one of these deliberately designed canvases they burrow into the psyche, affecting and arresting," says Bowersock. "This is art, sheer beauty on the surface, but cavernous, a rich experience that allows us to explore."