Solace Gallery: Summer Work

Thrilled to be showing at Solace Gallery this summer in Surf City, NJ on Long Beach Island! The gallery is a seasonal space filled with amazing artists. If you are in the area, stop by and see, Franny Andahazy, the artist/owner and her fantastic space.

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image courtesy of Solace Studio + Gallery

I have a number of small scale pieces and a medium there at the moment, previews below!

Solace Studio + Gallery

2312 Long Beach Blvd
Surf City, NJ 08008

(609) 848-9702

Open daily through Labor Day, weekends through October or by appointment.

 

 

 

Scituate Education Foundation: Seaside Kitchens

November 12th, 2017

Benefiting the Scituate Education Foundation:

Seaside Kitchen Tour

Sirens: Opening Reception

IN-PERSON EVENT

RSM

Please join RSM and the exhibiting artists

for a cocktail reception in the RSM Art Gallery.

Thursday, June 8, 2017 | 5:30–7:30 p.m.

RSM Art Gallery
Boston, Mass.

SIRENS

Sirens: Three female artists focus on the sea
May 4–July 31, 2017

Exhibiting Artists:
Gretchen Greene, Michele Lauriat and Jess Hurley Scott

Curated by Christina Godfrey, Sunne Savage Gallery

Twenty percent of sales will be donated to the RSM Boston Foundation.

REGISTER

Sirens, RSM Gallery

SIRENS: Three female artists focus on the sea

May 4–July 31, 2017

Reception: Thursday, June 8th, 2017, 5:30–7:30 p.m. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR RECEPTION!

RSVP: Nicole Appet at Nicole.Appet@rsmus.com or +1 617 241 2335 with any questions.

Exhibiting artists: Gretchen Greene, Michele Lauriat and Jess Hurley Scott

Curated by Christina Godfrey, Sunne Savage Gallery

 

SIRENS is a group show featuring three female artists. The artists, all local, are exhibiting artwork that focuses on the sea, the life systems within it and its dynamic coast line. Each artist is exhibiting a different medium: Gretchen Greene sculpts with steel and bronze, Michele Lauriat creates mixed media paintings on paper, and Jess Hurley Scott paints on multi-layered Plexiglas. The thematic yet diverse exhibition will portray the beauty, chaos and life-force of the ocean.

 

Gretchen Greene “paints with heat,” and “carves with lightning”; she sculpts bronze and steel intuitively with a plasma cutter, die grinder, angle grinder and TIG welder. The metal, malleable while she is working, is cut, marked and sculpted into waves, corals, and kelp evoking memories of locations and times past. Seeking the limits of her tools and materials, Greene creates large scale wall reliefs, unique furniture and small table top sculptures. A suite of small works will be on display at the RSM Art Gallery for the SIRENS exhibit.

 

Michele Lauriat paints locations she experiences through work, vacation and in between. Her York Beach Series, on display in the SIRENS exhibition, is inspired by annual summer trips to the beautiful Maine coast. “The interaction of pattern, order, design, chaos, and the push of organic systems, direct [her] attention and mark making.” Lauriat captures moments of interest with onsite sketches and photography which she explores further in the studio by enlarging, abstracting and combining the scenes. The results are dynamic mixed media watercolors full of gesture, pattern and color. This is the second exhibition of Michele Lauriat’s artwork at the RSM Art Gallery. Her works are also in the firm’s collection.

 

Jess Hurley Scott is a contemporary seascape painter.  Scott’s process begins with a wetsuit and camera; she captures waves first hand in sun and storm, warmth and winter. Her dimensional paintings consist of layers of individually painted acrylic panels and deal with light, illusion, and perception.  Scott plays with the intricacies of the natural world, digital technology, and translucency in her work. The result is bold realism and a unique interpretation of seascape in “paint and pane.” Her scale ranges from near miniature scale vignettes to dramatic, sweeping seascapes. A range of sizes will be on display at the RSM Art Gallery.

 

Founded in 2002, the RSM Art Gallery focuses on thematic group exhibitions of local artists. Quarterly exhibitions are curated by Christina Godfrey of Sunne Savage Gallery. For each exhibition, RSM Art Gallery partners with a non-profit organization who receives 20% of sales during the exhibition.  

Proceeds from the SIRENS exhibition will be donated to the RSM Boston Foundation.

http://www.rsmbostonfoundation.com/

 

Image text:

Jess Hurley Scott, Back Lit 1, 2017, acrylic on multiple layers of acrylic panel, 32 x 40 x 2 inches

Gretchen Greene, Hazelnut Rush, 2015, bronze, 12 x 41 x 14 inches

Michel Lauriat, York Beach, 2017, mixed media on paper, 55 x 63 inches

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Minnesota Marine Art Museum: ASMA North Exhibition April 14th- July 24th

I am pleased to announce that my recent piece, “Mercury, #1”, will be part of a new exhibition, “The American Society of Marine Artists North Region Exhibition”, on view at the Minnesota Marine Art Museum this spring and summer. The exhibition includes over 50 works from members of the ASMA, all of which address connections with water in various styles and mediums. It is my second juried exhibition through the ASMA and I’m so looking forward to seeing the other work!

"Mercury, #1", 14" x 30" x 2" acrylic on multilayered acrylic panels, © Jess Hurley Scott

“Mercury, #1″, 14″ x 30” acrylic on multilayered acrylic panels, © Jess Hurley Scott

“Mercury, #1” will be on view from April 14th to July 24th at the MMAM.

Opening reception: April 14th from 5pm -7pm

Minnesota Marine Art Museum
800 Riverview Drive
Winona, MN 55987
1-507-474-6626
1-866-940-6626

"Caught Inside", 29x44" acrylic on multilayered acrylic panels. © Jess Hurley Scott, art, painting, ocean, waves, landscape, contemporary art

Myth & Memory at the South Shore Art Center

Along with the juried show, “Journeys”, that includes two of my pieces, I am currently in a small group show, “Myth & Memory” at the South Shore Art Center in the Dillon Gallery. The show runs from now until February 15th so please stop by if you are in the neighborhood!

Joining me in the show are fellow gallery artists Danguole Rita Kuolas, Michele Meister, Marie Peters, and Judy Rossman.

Journeys | Myth & Memory | ART Off the Wall

I’ll have 8 pieces in this show,  all of which have never been shown at the Art Center before. All of my work shown are multilayered acrylic paintings of sea scapes. The show is a quick survey of what I’ve been working on in this medium over the last year spanning multiple different series.

The South Shore Art Center is located at:

119 Ripley Road, Cohasset, MA

They’re open 10-4 Mon to Sat, and 12-4 on Sundays.

Thank you to everyone for all the support this past year, it’s been very busy and so exciting and I can’t wait to see what 2015 holds!