Garden of Light: Featuring the work of Amy Donaldson & Julia Gentile
Meet The ArtistsSaturday, October 23, 2-6pm
Sunday, October 24, 2-6pm
Amy Donaldson’s strong sense of color and depth, feeling for space, and depiction of light is evident in each composition. She fuzes crushed, powdered, natural pigments with oil paint that are then applied in a freely expressive manner. Using tools other than traditional brushes, she attacks the surface of the canvas with additive and subtractive methods—a process one may associate with sculpture as much as with painting. She lays down luscious, pliant marks across the surface, then scrapes areas of the composition back, then vigorously adds and scrapes again to achieve her vision. Her expressions range from the appearance of timeworn erosions of an aging city to the seemingly endless atmospheric depth cloaking a horizon in hazy light.
From the time she was a child, Julia Gentile’s contact with art and nature has focused her vision. In the attempt to bring the two forces together, Julia has led an inexhaustible search for the medium that would convey its raw beauty: acrylics, varnishes, textures, drippings, silks, and organic materials have found their place in her expressions. Material plays a pivotal part in her explorations, utilizing synthetic and natural canvases to construct three-dimensional creations that emit the softness and delicacy of her surrounding world. The colors that dominate her compositions mirror her use of materials- ethereal and transparent- allowing glimpses of light to peek through and the warmth of life to be cast.