STAMFORD, Conn. – Six members of The Loft Artists Association will showcase their work beginning Saturday and continuing through May 3 in the West Gallery, 575 Pacific St., Stamford.
The artists are Kathy Muir, Karen Neems, Wendi Ohlson, Maura Shapiro, Jody Silver and Phyllis Sinrich.
Regular gallery hours are Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Admission and parking are free.
These artists represent a variety of artistic disciplines and creative expression.
Photographer Muir prints black and white photographs on metal sheets.
“My ‘From Water, Life’ exhibition reminds us of how we have created life around water through our own inventiveness and self expression," said Muir.
Much of Neems’ photography is guided by the sense of mystery with what lies just below the surface. “In my series of ‘Unmade Beds’ I observe the honesty of a bedroom left in its natural state. As the light enters the room and plays upon the surfaces, the viewer becomes engaged in the lives within those images. A story unfolds,” she said.
Ohlson works in acrylics and mixed media. Her intuitive sense of color leads her to create bold, expressionistic paintings.
Shapiro’s work, “The Source,” represents the fusion of selective architectural and landscape concepts expressed through the medium of painting, collage and mixed media.
“I try to accomplish this goal by carefully seeking an interlocking balance between color, form, foreground, background, texture, and structural equilibrium,” she said.
Silver said her work comes from personal experiences such as vacations, and watching her family teach her granddaughter how to walk.
"Whatever I connect with emotionally is fair game for a painting. As a one time animator and illustrator, I use my cartoony skills to get close to my feelings,” she said.
Sinrich is exhibiting a collection of photographs she views as another look at nature. “These images are an invitation to explore nature from a different perspective…using a fine art photographer’s eye to separate the traditional from the interpretative…perhaps to morph the reality into an abstraction. Look at nature — but look again," she said.
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