Miller White Fine Arts is pleased to present Fall Feasting, featuring a curated selection from the gallery's roster. The exhibition runs from September 24 through October 17, with an artist reception on October 5 from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Fall Feasting is more than a snack; it is a veritable cornucopia in visual form. Throughout 2018, Director and curator Susan Danton almost doubled her roster's membership to expand into a greater local, national and international presence in the world of fine art. The paintings, sculpture and fine jewelry of this show are from the studios of William Allen, Evans Arnold, Michael Baksa, Teresa Baksa, Howard Barnes, Susan Danton, Romolo Del Deo, Jackie deRuyter, Jane Eccles, Laura Fantini, Deborah Forman, Raquel Fornasaro, Milisa Galazzi, Anne Garton, Jill Hedrick, William Hemmerdinger, Wayne Miller, Richard Neal, Ulla Neigenfind, Cecilia Rossey, Peter Roux, Kathleen Sidwell, Alan Soffer, Libbie Soffer, Ela Tom, James Wolf and Joyce Zavorskas.
The flow and appeal of the show is found in both the level of mastery of each work and the strength of the overall conversation. Each piece clearly defines the artist's use of formal aspects to supply a foundation for pithy content and unique expression. Miller's and Hedrick's narratives are conveyed with dignity, depth and cultural wholeness. Neal's mixed media constructions and Tom's raw, inky figures are edgy yet sensuous and soulful. Zavorskas' scudding storms, Barnes' color fields and Garton's luminous vistas render the natural world with originality and lack of pretension. Soffer (L) and Galazzi examine the tour de force that is a woman, merging the voice, the work and the wisdom in both abstract and narrative forms in a variety of media. Fantini's microcosms of life are meticulously drawn in unimaginable detail, the whole world in a tiny seed. Neigenfind and Rossey take color into another dimension, with layers of nuance and subtlety that are captivating and complex. Sidwell's, Roux's and Wolf's compositions are largely monochromatic yet pulsate with energy. Arnold's boldly stippled, geometric abstracts dance and sing with color, while Baksa's (M) fine jewelry evokes the essence of sheer desire. Soffer (A) and Allen use the tradition of abstraction - Soffer with encaustic and Allen with acrylic - to deliver heady themes of life, love and loss that are unforgettable in their beauty and truth. Fornasaro's use of meticulous detail in her unforgettable figures is the means to carry messages of contemporary social and environmental concerns with both urgency and humor. deRuyter's and Del Deo's sculptures comprise sinuous, elegant forms in bronze and painted fabric, respectively, that are deeply emotional and appear to have a life force of their own. Forman and Hemmerdinger combine abstraction and figurative images to create works of singular joy, Forman with collage and Hemmerdinger with an imaginative lexicon of marks. Eccles returns to her roots in abstraction and delights the viewer with her gorgeous gem studies in handmade paper. Finally, Baksa (T) and Danton pay due homage to the human figure, combining allegory and spirituality into emotionally engrossing narratives.
Fall Feasting will satisfy the appetite of astute lovers of contemporary art. Aesthetically inspiring and intellectually compelling, the show is bountiful; a virtual galaxy of works that reinforce the premise that art is intrinsic to a good life, the essence of which will not be lost on viewers.
For additional information and images, please contact Susan Danton via the contact information below.
Miller White Fine Arts
708 Route 134
South Dennis, MA 02660