Holly Cohn: The Endless Unbegun
What I know, or what I think about …. nothing is constant, the universe is vast, we are small, we dwell within our body, and there is mystery to life.
For the past several years Holly Cohn has been creating paintings and sculptural constructions that respond to Wisława Szymborska's poem Sky. Touched by the questions Sky poses about the mystery of loss and connection, Cohn translates her response into visual metaphor. She combines landscape fragments and images of deep space—which she calls "unframed markers of particular moments"—with etched metal elements and found objects to create hauntingly beautiful pieces that defy categorization. The exhibition's title, The Endless Unbegun, is taken from a poem by Rachel Jamison Webster, whose work has also had a powerful influence on Cohn's thinking.
Letha Kelsey: Homing
Letha Kelsey's recent paintings are connected to a strong instinct to return home, and to be fully present to that inward return. The birth of her two sons and the intensely focused experience of caring for them has concentrated Kelsey's attention on what is close at hand. This current body of work brings together fragmentary elements, patterns, and objects that capture spontaneous moments from the flow of play, conversation, repetitions, and juxtapositions that comprise daily life.