JUNE INVITATIONAL 2018
JUNE 1 - JUNE 24, 2018
OPENING RECEPTION: SATURDAY, JUNE 2, 3 - 6 pm
One of the first music photographers to be recognized as an artist as well as a photo journalist, Elliott Landy’s celebrated works include portraits of Bob Dylan, The Band, Janis Joplin with Big Brother & The Holding Co, Van Morrison, Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison and many others. In his early works as a photographer of record of the 1969 Woodstock Festival, Landy captured the Utopian spirit of a generation. The ideals of personal freedom and spirituality are reflected in his later work with flowers, images of his wife in her senior years capturing the spontaneity of life and the wonder of love.
Since 1967 Elliott Landy’s work has been exhibited worldwide. Along with the nine previously published books of his work, his latest monograph, The Band Photographs, 1968-1969 was the highest funded photographic book in Kickstarter history. The new software program LandyVision lets the user blend still and moving imagery with music to create an interactive sound and visual experience.
The abstract landscapes of Nancy Felcher are not painted with a timid palette. Many of her works suggest a variety of influences from El Greco and Munch to Hockney, the Fauves and Franz Marc. Felcher is interested in drawing the viewer into an emotional space that may range from meditative to discomfort. The love of and pleasure in color as well as its power to convey “a greater truth” prompts this artist to create paintings with strong presence and mystery.
Much of Eleanor Lord’s pastel paintings are inspired by the rolling hills of the Berkshire landscape where she makes her home. As a native New Englander, she also enjoys painting on the Atlantic coast where the ocean supplies the endless variety and changes of mood. She loves the directness of pastel, a medium that allows her to convey extremes of color from subtle to intense. Lord was one of the first artists to show her work at 510 Warren Street Gallery when it was established in 2010 and is happy to be back for the Invitational.
Throughout her life, artist Doris Simon has been a dedicated gardener whose love of flowers, their color and forms, brought her to painting. In this series of paintings done on metal, she has internalized a deeper sensibility of the natural world. With swirling iridescent colors, these paintings suggest images from other worlds but capture the essence of the more earthly natural world as well. These large paintings invite the viewer into the lust landscapes of light and form.