Our fresh coat of paint has dried and we’ve refreshed the gallery at taste, complete with new work brimming with images of warm days and nights. Dora Atwater Millikin and Susan Strauss return to the gallery with bold and lively new work, just in time for summer. Be sure to stop by the gallery at taste, Monday through Friday from 9am to 5 pm, to view Dora’s and Susan’s new selection of paintings.
Though not unfamiliar to our walls, we are pleased to show new work by the Massachusetts artist Dora Atwater Millikin. Known for her roadways, summer camper series and the geometry found in everyday life, we’re pleased to present a new series of early morning, evening and coastal scenes.
“Ordinary, mundane objects are featured, not omitted, and the works are meant to engage scenes of contemporary life that transcends the everyday. My urban subjects depict objects associated with a more leisurely life and are in direct contrast to nature. Their titles such as “No Parking” or “Parking this side only” allude to the complicated network of rules and privileges installed to maintain order in an overly congested world.
As site specific as the places in my paintings may be, hopefully, anyone can relate to the universal nature of their activity. What is my message? My message is to find the rhythm and beauty in the world around me and to give an interpretation of life in my time as seen through my eyes.”
Also no stranger to the gallery at taste is Susan Strauss. Her loose, dynamic style captures the essence of the scene. Strauss brings a new set of small works featuring spring and summer hued landscapes to our gallery along with several large pieces that demand the center of attention.
“Each new painting is fresh, open to risk and growth. I paint from direct observation of both inner and outer landscape.
Simply put, I am painting to make visible both seen and non-visual experiences, to explore their interconnection and to reveal their universality.
My goal is to be present in my life and my paintings.”
In other gallery news… summer Gallery Nights will be back on July 20th and August 17th. Mark your calendars!
Thursday, July 20th :: 5 – 8 pm
On July 20th, we’ll feature the layering, textural artist Coral Bourgeois and her mosaic collaged pieces, Kelly Jo Shows’s unique Portrait of an Artist shoe paintings, local artist Christian Potter Drury’s playful, eclectic story pieces, and Jessica Pisano, whom you may recall is a sought after seascape artist. Jessica’s new series features birds in flight in her highly crafted and articulated oil techniques.
Thursday, August 17th :: 5 – 8 pm
August 17th brings Debby Krim and The Colors of White photography study featuring the relationship between positive and negative space, Rhode Island artist Vanessa Piche who has added the Summer Tides and Gannett Summer boating series to her ever-popular shorelines and marsh paintings, Wendy Wahl’s 3D pieces made from unbound pages of discarded encyclopedias, and Tiffany Adams’ organic ceramic sculptures inspired by nature.
Enjoy this glimpse of our current show with Dora Atwater Millikin and Susan Strauss or drop in anytime Monday – Friday between 9am – 5pm to view these stunning pieces in person. And as always, take advantage and “try before you buy” to view pieces in your home or office.
Only the best,
Dora Atwater Millikin – 8pm – oil on linen – 20 x 48 inches
Dora Atwater Millikin – Door, Drum – oil on linen – 28 x 20 inches
Dora Atwater Millikin – Night – oil on linen – 36 x 20 inches
Dora Atwater Millikin – Street Light – oil on linen – 30 x 20 i inches
Dora Atwater Millikin – First Thing – oil on linen – 24 x 36 inches
Dora Atwater Millikin – Morning – oil on linen – 36 x 20 inches
Dora Atwater Millikin – Night Driving – oil on linen – 20 x 28 inches
Dora Atwater Millikin – Vortex – oil on linen – 48 x 72 inches
Dora Atwater Millikin – Summer Place – oil on linen – 24 x 30 inches
Dora Atwater Millikin – Bellow Docks – oil on linen – 28 x 16 inches
Dora Atwater Millikin – Beach Street – oil on linen – 28 x 20 inches
Susan Strauss – Sky or Reflection? – oil on panel – 28 x 36 inches
Susan Strauss – Exceptional Summer Moments – oil on panel – 12 x 16 inches
Susan Strauss – Pardon Gray Trees (left) – oil on panel – 11.5 x 5 inches
Susan Strauss – Pardon Gray Trees (right) – oil on panel – 11.5 x 5 inches
Susan Strauss – The Speed of Summer – oil on panel – 36 x 40 inches
Susan Strauss – Wonderful Place – oil on panel – 12 x 12 inches
Susan Strauss – Iconic – oil on panel – 12 x 18 inches
Susan Strauss – Early July – oil on panel – 11 x 14 inches
Susan Strauss – Entrance – oil on panel – 12 x 16 inches