Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Naturescape: Two Artists, Many Visions by Susan Rosefielde
I am pleased to announce what I consider to be a very strong show, “Naturescapes”, now up at the Judea Reform Congregation on Cornwallis Road in Durham. It will be there until August 31. This is a gallery worth watching. The soaring space, adjacent to a Japanese-Modern sanctuary has lots of attendence and the brick walls accommodate a variety of art styles. Curator Simone Soltan certainly has an eye for contemporary work and how to install it.
The current show features the international landscapes of two friends, Susan Rosefielde and Nerys Levy. Together they have covered most of the continents. “Naturecapes” is a good title for them, for it includes the word “escapes”, a key to understanding their content. You will be transported by their evocative scenes to some marvelous places on the planet. Susan, with her eye for detail and expressive color takes the viewer to Japan, China, Arctic region of Lapland and back to the North Carolina mountains. Nerys, with her abstract bold shapes, carries you to the Arctic and Antarctic regions, Switzerland, a family English garden, and back to her own property along Morgan Creek in Chapel Hill.
For garden lovers of summer blooms, the glass exhibition space houses many florals done “en plein aire”. The bold personal style and spiritual vision of these artists will draw you into the depth of their works. Find out more about Judea Reform or call for summer hours: 919-489-7062.
See more of Susan’s artwork at her website. See more of Nerys’ work at her website.