2020 Opening Exhibitions
June 20 – July 26
Tom Glover Medley 2020
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The George Marshall Store’s 1996 inaugural exhibition was “Brave Boat Harbor and Other Views” by New Hampshire artist Tom Glover. It is fitting to begin the 25th anniversary season with another solo exhibition by the artist who, in all these years, has not wavered from his commitment to painting. Like his teacher and mentor John Laurent, Glover alternates between abstraction and realism. His choice of imagery is in response to travel abroad, the study of past great artists, artist residencies and his exploration of New England seashores and forests.
Douglas Prince Auction Sites
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Douglas Prince’s work blurs the line between what is real and what is not. He has been exploring this idea for over 50 years as he consistently pushes boundaries with his creative process – bringing something concrete to life as he delves into his environment. This investigation has been as varied as multi-negative prints, film collages, photo-sculptures and digital image management. Digital imaging has expanded what is possible giving him the freedom and “the ability to work in unfinished-draft stages, to revisit, reconsider, and to rework the earlier stages”.
No matter the process Prince describes his work this way: “Whether I’m working with the camera, in the darkroom, or on the computer, I’m looking for juxtapositions, relationships and transformations that create new perceptions, fostering an insight into the elementary nature of things. I strive to make images where the ordinary is elevated to the extraordinary. I’m looking for things that I haven’t seen before.”
Douglas Prince’s Auction Sites series was inspired by the elegant antique objects he discovered in a Sotheby’s auction catalog. He introduces a natural landscape inside the form of the furniture which amplifies the play between the two and three-dimensional spaces. In addition to a spatial dynamic, the juxtaposition of the finely crafted cultural artifacts with the natural elements of the landscape create an intriguing narrative.
Prince also exhibits a number of small pieces from his Bisymmetric Birds series which draw upon his interest in vintage scientific illustrations. Again using the tools of digital imaging, he deconstructs and rearranges the components to emphasize extreme symmetry. “While symmetry is an organizing principle of nature, as is evident throughout the development of plants and animals, I am interested in exploring the somewhat unsettling, sometimes humorous results of the perfect bilateral symmetry possible in digital imaging.”
Click Here to view: Lecture by Douglas Prince, “Evolving Vision: The Testimony of a Living Photo Fossil” at the Annenberg Space for Photography. Los Angeles, March 8, 2012.
Click Here to view: “Work From Home: Doug Prince” from Catherine Edelman Gallery on Vimeo.
Brian Chu & Shiao-Ping Wang Resonance
“Resonance” Character. Significance. Importance. Reverberation. This show brings together a team in life and art. Husband and wife, Brian Chu and Shiao-Ping Wang will be exhibiting side by side in this exhibition.
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Patterns, repetition and rhythm are integrated into much of Shiao-Ping Wang’s work. “Patterns of a constructive nature—architectural graphs, weaving patterns, and city maps—are sources for my composition.” By adding layers, using acrylic paint and medium, she builds her paintings. Repetition and shapes are added over time and her intuition, which she follows, draw you into the place she has been searching for – “forms that have the power to replace anecdotes”.
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