Edginess, Clutter at Bromfield Gallery in June
June 2 - June 26, 2010
JUNE June 2 – 26 Gallery I. “Julies Rule: Julie Vinette and Julie Weiman On the Edge.” Using a range of media including oil paint, encaustic, paper, pencil, video and sculpture, Julie Vinette explores the fragile characteristics of memory and time. She considers the finite purpose of everyday artifacts and reworks them so that their intrinsic meaning is lost. Whatever the medium, Vinette’s work is hazily representational, brimming with color and movement. Julie Weiman describes her process: “It was a very difficult year, both personally and as an abstract painter. Enough happened to make me realize that plans just might be a fancy human construct. So I chose stripes. Honestly, it was all I was capable of. Call it a stripe digression.” Gallery II: Jemison Faust: "Before the Work Begins.” From her series “Tipping Point,” Faust's paintings document the chaotic clutter she encounters in clients' homes. As the sole proprietor of Your Choice Organizing for over 20 years in Newport, RI, Faust creates her paintings from the “before photos” she takes on site. Then she distills the images to suggest both the daily lives of her clients and larger issues of how we inhabit our domiciles. "There is often a tipping point before they call," according to Faust. "They perceive their lives as full and well ordered, surrounded by what they love and have worked hard to acquire. And then suddenly they are overwhelmed and nothing is where they think it is. It has all tipped over into chaos." Gallery III. Chung Shil Shim: “Small Observations.” Shim’s small works in oil and egg tempera show details in portraits and still lifes. Her poem explains: “Small things in life I observe/ Small things in life I listen carefully/ Small canvas in my hand/ I place my soul.” Opening Reception: Friday, June 4, 6 – 8:30 pm.