Saturday, February 15, 2014

Alchemy and Mythic Nature...

Tonight was the opening reception for our latest shows at Allegory Gallery.  We celebrated the work of Jenny Davies-Reazor and Elise Wells.  Jenny debuted her show, "Mythic Nature" and Elise presented her show, "Alchemy".

This is the installation of Elise's show.  I love how contemporary the exhibition is.  I could easily see this in a gallery in Brooklyn or Chelsea.

This is an installation view of Jenny's mixed media pieces.  They've got such a richness and good energy.  They hum with positive vibrations.

Jenny's exhibition also included five mixed media necklaces.  I love all the textures and how she combines unique elements to tell stories through wearable art.  For people who follow along with the Inspired by Reading Book Club, they might remember one of the necklaces.  She created it using inspiration from a story in the October selection, My Mother She Killed Me, My Father He Ate Me.

Here is Jenny in front of the Project Wall with her work on it.  She drove five hours from Delaware in the snow to come to the opening!  It was so nice to see her and I am really glad that she and her husband could make it!

This isn't the best picture, but here Elise is talking about her work with William and the Turners.  We're really lucky to have such a talented artist locally.  She has such a unique point of view and I'm so happy that we could help share it.

Jenny wasn't the only one who drove in.  Above is a picture of Terri and Sue.  Terri and her husband came in from Ohio and Sue and her boyfriend came in from Pittsburgh.  It was a real treat to have everyone together.

I am really pleased with how the exhibitions turned out.  They play off of each other nicely and have a great synergy in the space, but still create distinct stories and represent each individual artist.  I feel really honored to be able to present their work and share it with the world.

In the next few weeks, we'll be adding the pieces to the online store so that people from all over can get a better view of each piece and if they're interested, purchase the artwork.

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