Next Stage Gallery
Aug 25 – Nov 14 | Artist Reception on August 25, 4 – 6pm
Artist Statement: Rosemary Ladd
I have always wanted to be an artist and portray the beauty I see around me.
When illness affected my ability to paint, I took the opportunity to find new pathways. These paintings represent my exploration into the world of non-representational painting with cold wax and oil.
Layers are applied and removed, lost and found, slowly allowing the painting to emerge. By allowing myself to be open, I am finding beauty in this wild, uncharted world.
I look forward to seeing where it will lead.
Rosemary has been a member of the Putney Painters since 2001. She has worked and studied with Richard Schmid, Nancy Guzik, Dennis Sheehan, Jeremy Lipking, Diane Rath, amongst others.
Next Stage Gallery
Nov 14 – Feb 13 | Artist Reception November 18, 3 – 5pm
Artist Statement: Nancy Storrow
Selections from Recent Drawings continue Nancy Storrow’s response to the lived landscape over the past ten years. She has a love of and fascination with alternate, often overlooked, parts of nature. In the series Edgeland the linear abstractions recall the color, texture, and light across the land. There is a sense of energy and unresolved motion, through shimmering glimpses or shadows and a quality of sound, a rippling and clinking. The titles of drawings underscore her focus. Pollination is a delicate fan shape, a compacted bundle binds Leaf, while Trill loops and curves upwards. In these works we witness a visual story rooted in the natural world.
“I draw with pastels, using line and color as vehicles for personal expression. While intimately linked to natural elements, my drawings have other associative meanings. The drawings begin with a line – to touch, to record, to reveal. These are scratches across time, as tracings of things, the red osier branches along the stream or in the wild pussy willow thicket, a tangle of silver buds breaking through winter, their colors deepening. Drawing is a way I write my thoughts or invoke memories.”
Nancy Storrow came to Putney, Vermont in 1969, where she works and lives with her husband and Maine coon cat. She has been an artist member of A.I.R. Gallery, New York, since 1982, where she has had 11 solo exhibitions. She has exhibited throughout the US and in Europe – recent exhibitions include Nolan Park House, Governors Island, NY; A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY; Catherine Dianich Gallery, Brattleboro, VT; Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, Brattleboro, VT; Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Steinhardt Conservatory Gallery, Brooklyn, NY; and, Konsthallen, Sandviken, Sweden.