Julie Maynard has installed a group of collaged figures, all life-size. They range from humans standing nearly six feet tall down to a one-inch beetle. These creatures—the hawk soaring overhead, the coyote that may be stalking the deer—are aware of each other.
“They are watching us, while intent on unspooling their own stories,” Maynard says. “I hope viewers will become a part of this conversation.”
Maynard’s work in her show, Life Size, is a form of painting with paper, using bits of colors and text to build up layers that suggest the slow accumulation of time.
Karen Peacock is a road-trip enthusiast, her show, Under the Same Sky, features state maps as the substrate of her wall-hung art. The resulting images are finished with materials including paint, sand, and photo transfers.
In this series, Peacock explores our country’s ever-changing skies. Without labels, it’s impossible to tell if the celestial images are from South Carolina or South Jersey.
“Though Americans are now more polarized than I’ve ever seen, clouds are unaffected whether they are floating over a blue state or a red state,” says Peacock.”
You can meet the artists and enjoy refreshments and live jazz from 5 to 8 at the April 1 opening.