Thaw at Creative Workshop’s Lucy Burne Gallery
By Kathryn Marx, Lucy Burne Gallery Intern at Memorial Art Gallery’s Creative Workshop
The weather seems to be on everyone’s mind in Rochester this year. Luckily for the artists at Memorial Art Gallery’s Creative Workshop, along with more than a dozen other gallery spaces in the area, it gives them a perfect opportunity to explore the topic and have work exhibited in shows revolving around the theme, Thaw. The Creative Workshop’s show, Thaw: Considering the Climate is up until March 3, 2011.
Participants explore the gamut of Thaw as a theme in many different ways. While the show exhibits mostly landscapes of winter scenes and visions of spring on its way, portraits like Defrosting, by Jacqueline Pray, and Winter Mug, by Paul Dodd portray psychological and emotional states of being in relation to the theme, Thaw.
Steve Fox’s untitled oil piece of a penguin and a pod sprouting into a plant is a clever take on the theme.
The show also includes several still-lifes, like Marilyn Monkelbaan’s Old Fashioned Thaw, which leaves the viewer with an optimistic and reassuring thought that warm weather may not be as far away as it seems.
The show is located in the Lucy Burne Gallery at the Creative Workshop. (Monday-Thursday 9 am-9 pm, Friday-Saturday 9 am-4 pm) We welcome you to come in from the cold and enjoy some Thaw!