Pegasus Gallery

TOM SMITH, BEWILDERNESS

November 1, 2018 – January 7, 2019

Reception on Thursday, November 8, 5-7 p.m.

 

“Flow,” 2017, rendering.

Tom Smith’s sculptures and paintings are produced in dialogue with the natural world. Smith describes his practice as “observing and chronicling the infinite works of nature—in particular, the minutiae of sticks.” Line is employed here as an evocative structural device that permits simultaneous readings of containment and of infinite outward growth. Sculpture of bent, twist-tied, wrapped and painted branches form open cocoon-like matrices where complex structural form is amplified by light and cast shadow. Paintings resemble thickets and nets of segmented arabesque. Gestural marks resemble the irregular jointed structures of branch and vine forms. Smith’s work imparts an interior perspective of human and environmental interactions that are imbued with intimacy, sensitivity and flux.

Tom Smith has led a 20+ year career as an architect, teacher and freelance illustrator. He attended Virginia Tech School of Architecture, Hampshire College, Pratt Institute, and the Rhode Island School of Design, and he lives in Colchester, CT.

The Pegasus Gallery is located in the Jean Burr Smith Library on the first floor of Chapman Hall.
Hours: Monday-Thursday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

JUDITH RANDALL DE GRAFFENRIED, “RECENT  WORKS”

September 14—October 19, 2018

Opening Reception on Tuesday, October 2, 5 to 7 p.m. in Pegasus Gallery

Judith de Graffenried, “Veil of Ages” 10 x 13 inches, acrylic & Photoshop.

            In recent years Judith de Graffenried has been working in a variety of media including oils, watercolors, acrylics, mixed media, and digital applications. These works range from direct paintings from the figure in watercolors to “channeled,” intuitive acrylics with suggested imagery manipulated further in Photoshop. Her recent oils have been inspired by studies of nature developed further in the studio. In short, it is the energies of nature that inspire her work.

            Judith de Graffenried is associate professor of fine arts/graphic design and program coordinator at Middlesex Community College. She earned a B.A.at the University of South Carolina, an M.A.T. at the University of South Carolina, and an M.F.A. at City University of New York. She also attended a year-long painting program at the Art Academy of Munich, Germany, and studied painting at Queens College and Indiana University. She has exhibited her paintings and received awards in more than 50 national juried exhibitions.

The Pegasus Gallery is located in the Jean Burr Smith Library on the first floor of Chapman Hall.
Hours: Monday-Thursday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.