Mary Sipp Green, John Evans, Don Wilks and Ross Coppelman
August 14, 2016 - August 27, 2016

Please join us for the opening reception -- Sunday, August 14th from 5-7 PM

About the artists: Mary Sipp-Green Mary is best known for landscapes bathed in soft light and saturated with color, she achieves this though a complex technique best described in Sipp-Green's own words: "To achieve a diffuse quality of color, I use many layers of paint, allowing each to dry before the next is applied. In this way, the colors come to resonate with one another and produce an overall depth of hue even as each remains visible as its own separate plane. This very deliberate technique is only one part of the creative process, however, a sort of skeleton key to the final product in which the operations of chance and accident frequently come to govern the direction of the painting. Along the way, the surface of the paint is often refigured in unpredictable ways. There is much that has to be scraped, sanded, destroyed and reapplied before the essence of a place, its mood and atmosphere finally emerges onto the canvas."

John Evans-

John Evans is a true virtuoso of paint.  Since receiving his MFA from Boston University in 1975, John has developed a powerful style that has earned him international acclaim and has propelled his work into dozens of prestigious collections, including the Boston Museum of Fine Arts and the Smithsonian.  A student of Phillip Guston and James Weeks, John creates images that emphasize the physical material of paint as much as the subject matter he chooses.

John works on multiple paintings at once, allowing the events in one painting to influence those in another.  He continually edits and revises his paintings, so that the surface eventually becomes thickly layered and intricately textured.  As he paints, John is continually removing what he calls “distractions,” or elements that get in the way of the primary concerns of the composition.  He aims for a total focus and clarity in his paintings.  He knows he’s done when he “paints himself out of the painting,” or when the painting takes on a life of its own.

Don Wilks- Sculptor Don Wilks will debut his new pieces in limited edition bronze and cast lead crystal.

Ross Coppelman - Trunk Show for 1 day only! Sunday, August 14th from 11am-7pm. Ross Coppelman's exquisite jewelry designs are the perfect fusion of his love for beautiful materials, his interest in ancient styles and technique, and his remarkable attention to detail. Each Coppelman piece is unique, and the result of a spontaneous approach to design, as he describes: "I design by instinct, without a plan in mind. The shape and placement just depend on my mood." His wearable art pieces are created for the pleasure of wearing them, through his inventive, non-traditional use of fine metals, stones, handmade clasps, balance, and style.