It's a Matter of Scale
ITS A MATTER OF SCALE
Two Person Show
KARIN WEXLER and INGRID FREIDENBERGS
The Sharon Historical Society & Museum is pleased to announce the opening of the next exhibit in Gallery SHS, of contrasting works by the two local artists KARIN WEXLER and INGRID FREIDENBERGS, to be held at the Sharon Historical Society & Museum Art Gallery from May 18, 2019 until July 12, 2019. The public is invited to attend the artists’ opening reception on Saturday, May 18, 2019, from 5-7PM.
Karin’s work is inspired by the rhythms and patterns of nature. Working in oils on large canvases, she begins each painting with a color scheme that dictates the mood or expression of the painting. The works hint at an observed landscape or seascape, but are abstracted to capture not the physical realty but a fleeting moment in time, a mood, a feeling. A thirty-year resident of Sharon, Karin’s paintings are informed by her private practice in Healing Arts and Feng Shui.
Ingrid Freidenbergs, a Lakeville resident, has exhibited her work in numerous solo and juried exhibitions. Born in Latvia during the Second World War, she has made sense of a shattered world by constructing collages of fragments of fabric, images and found objects that are both formally beautiful and evocative of the past. Working here on a very small scale and in what the New York Times called “the most exquisite and sensitive layering of found materials,” Freidenbergs’ jewel-like works invite close contemplation.
Both artists invoke memories – of landscape or a mysterious past – to create works of great sensitivity by employing color, texture and form, albeit on very different scales.
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Gallery SHS is located in the Sharon Historical Society & Museum at 18 Main Street in Sharon, CT. Museum hours are Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from noon to 4:00 PM, Saturday from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM and by appointment. For more information and directions to Gallery SHS, call (860) 364-5688. For additional information about the Sharon Historical Society & Museum, visit www.sharonhist.org.