“Patterns and Perspectives” will feature the works of four artists:
• Marjorie Hellman, whose both descriptive and abstract work is responsive to what she sees. While the natural world has provided her with many points of departure over the years, since moving to Providence, she draws on her urban environment – the relationship of architecture, water, and reflected light – to inspire the shapes and color of her current work.
• Jeff Schneider, a New York artist whose figures aim to leave viewers puzzled about the meaning between relationships and question the nature and possibility of unity through representational and abstract concepts.
• Nina Weiss, a landscape painter who’s inspired by the vast open spaces and cornfields of the Midwest farmlands. She translates the intensity and power of nature’s rhythm, forms, colors, and light into her paintings, drawing the viewer into a heightened vision of gesture and hue.
• Nick Paciorek, who is drawn to major metropolitan areas for the interplay between figures, architecture, light and color that continually shift from dawn til dusk. Large cities with active skylines, busy streets, and hard edges are one of his favorite subjects. On one canvas, he can uncover the entire mood of a city.