Program Type:Exhibits, Arts & Crafts
Art Exhibit: “Studio Works” Ongoing Event: May 1 – June 30, 2023 during open hours
The painters exhibiting at The York Public Library from May 1 - June 30, 2023 refer to themselves as “The Abstract Four.” Barbara Adams, Peter Cady, Tom Glover and Dustan Knight enjoy sharing the challenges of creating abstract paintings. This exhibition called “Studio Works” is a glimpse inside the artists' creative world. Each of the Four Abstract painters has selected a range of artwork from their studios, both older and newer pieces, that celebrates their range and delights in their abilities to move between realism, abstraction, and purely nonrepresentational artwork.
It is unusual to find four like-minded artists who buck the traditional nomenclature assigned by instructors and gallery owners to move comfortably across the artistic language. It is an opportunity for viewers to watch the transition of representational subjects, such as a place or an object, into artistic abstract interpretations, and into images that no longer resemble the scene or object at all.
“There is definitely an educational aspect to our shows,” said artist Adams. “Abstraction can be intimidating and here you find four artists sharing their creative processes.”
Please join the artists at an opening reception for “Studio Works” on Tuesday, May 9 from 5:00-7:00 PM in the Library’s Upper Level. Refreshments will be served.
"Fish Dream Catcher” by the well-known artist and teacher, Tom Glover, has both realistic and non-representational elements.
“Into the City” by Barbara Adams suggests its architectural inspirations by a few dramatic vertical edges and light peaking around the corners of shadowy shapes.
Dustan Knight, another familiar seacoast artist, adds a nod to the landscape in “Sea” with just a simple horizon lost in the swirl of luscious brushstrokes and broken color.
Peter Cady, wood worker and painter, references familiar places with his “Autumn Woods” and minimal deliberation that edges the work toward poetry.
Library staff may take photos and/or video at public events to use in digital and printed promotional material.