New, legacy works at Carver Hill

Jul 01, 2017
Small assemblages by the late J. Fred Woell, a pioneer of the medium, go on view in July at Carver Hill Gallery in Rockland. Pictured is “5th Business,” assemblage with handmade mahogany frame.

Rockland — Carver Hill Gallery, 338 Main St., will offer brand new work from its gallery artists for the First Friday Art Walk, July 7. Gallery hours for the walk are 5 to 8 p.m.

Colombian American artist America Martin will show her new oil and acrylic paintings of fishermen; and her drawings on paper will feature swimmers. The young Los Angeles-based artist is widely collected internationally. Her distinctive style mixes abstract and indigenous motifs of African, South American and European cultures.

Jennifer Knaus has just finished new, intriguing paintings in oil and egg tempera of flora atop Renaissance style portraits. Her work, inspired by Northern Renaissance portraits and Dutch 17th-century still life, was selected for the cover of Art New England in 2016.

Suzanne Siegel has created colorful collages of interiors, landscapes and abstracted seascapes for this exhibition. With a strong interest in rugged working harbors and the ever changing tidal coast, Siegel, who is an art mentor and teaches workshops all over the Northeast, creates strong, minimalist works.

Carver Hill also will feature small assemblages and cast silver jewelry works from J. Fred Woell, who died in 2015 at the age of 81. He was a pioneer in assemblage art who inspired generations of students through positions at Boston University, Swain School of Design, Haystack and SUNY/New Paltz.

The show will continue through July 31.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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