2020 Opening Exhibitions
June 20 – July 26
More information about these exhibitions and links to images will follow soon.
Tom Glover Medley 2020
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.
Doug Prince Auction Sites
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.
Brian Chu & Shaio-Ping Wang
“Resonance” Character. Significance. Importance. Reverberation. This show brings together a team in life and art. Husband and wife, Brian Chu and Shaio-Ping Wang will be exhibiting side by side in this exhibition.
Brian Chu’s work draws you in with his use of color, technique and choice of subject matter. His portraits of familiar places along the seacoast, objects found in his studio and people he’s met are beautifully rendered with unexpected color and composition. There is a sense of mastery, stillness and harmony in his work. Brian Chu is a professor at University of New Hampshire and teaches courses in painting, drawing and printmaking to both undergraduate and graduate students.
Patterns, repetition and rhythm are integrated into much of Shaio-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 pain 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”.