My show opened on July 21 with a talk by each of us. THE OPENING WAS WELL ATTENDED AND ENTHUSIASTIC. I've included the announcement and the press release below. My imagery refers to Cape Cod, the eastern seacoast of the U.S., and the volatile terrain of the Reykjanes peninsula of Iceland. I'm showing dimensional landscapes and archival pigment prints.
Off Main Gallery is housed in an 1875 barn in downtown Wellfleet. Beginning its second season, the gallery is a welcome addition to our vibrant gallery town.
The gallery’s mission is to think locally, exhibiting the paintings, collage, prints, photography of Outer Cape and other Massachusetts artists, including Phyllis Ewen, Terry Gips, Barbara Gordon, Kathleen Jacobs, Susie Nielsen, Susan LeFevre, Carol Ridker, Robert Shreefter, Jon Verney, Hanni Woodbury
The natural world is far from settled but ever changeable"
From an essay by Ragna Sigurðardóttir
for Við Sjónarrönd Reykjanes Museum of Art 2017
From the Press Release
Ewen has chosen an apt title for her show: Flux & Flow.
As the works on display make clear, the movement of the earth’s surface is a source of inspiration and imagery for her. She explores anthropogenic climate change and its effect on land and water: rising seas, drying rivers, shifting coastlines and volatile geothermal terrains. Her abstract landscapes refer to Cape Cod, the Eastern seacoast, and the Reykjanes peninsula of Iceland. Ewen’s palette includes umbers, ochers, crimson, and sienna with occasional blues and greys. Maps, photographs and charts are turned into sculptural collages, allowing us to imagine ourselves within a dimensional landscape.
As she says, “To inhabit the world—or artwork—is an important way of understanding it.”