This month’s all-media exhibit in The Art League Gallery, an eclectic selection of works juried by Mark Cameron Boyd, is paired with “Rural Connections,” a journey across America in dozens of small-scale landscapes. “Rural Connections” and the June All-Media show are open through July 2, with an opening reception next Thursday, June 14, at 6:30 pm.
Hipschen’s collection of 79 small paintings together depict the breadth and diversity of the American landscape; individually, the color and character of locales at different moments in different seasons.
The 5″ ✕ 7″ landscapes were mostly started on location during the artist’s travels across the country, and finished in studio. Hipschen says the small scale allows the paintings to be “more intimate, more descriptive of a season or specific place.”
The all-media membership show was juried by Mark Cameron Boyd, who selected 86 works including photographs, etchings, paintings, sculptures, and others. Boyd awarded eight honorable mentions to pieces including a warthog made of clay (Kneeling Warthog by Trinka Roeckelein) and a painting made of sand (Trupti Vakharia’s rangoli piece Life is Colorful).
The Urquhart Award for best in show went to Tamil, a mixed-media painting by Shanthi Chandrasekar with a gritty texture and subtle color. Boyd praised the piece’s mysterious atmosphere, luminous color, and varied textures. (You can read the full juror’s dialogue here.)
Click on the thumbnails below for images of these pieces and others from two June exhibits, on view through July 2.