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Currently on View:  December 9 - January 24,  2020

"Observations: Careful, Close and Clever"

Each of our three artists observes their world through a very unique lens. The Gallery Committee is super excited to gift you with this particular show during the Holiday Season. Regardless of how busy your schedules may be, this show is a must see!

Cosmopolitan Club Members and their Guests, Artists and their Patrons are most welcome to attend.


Exhibition Opening
Friday, December 12, 2019
5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Meet the Artists
Thu., January  9, 2020
5:00 to 7:00 p.m.








Color Field Painting and Minimalismby Stuart Lehrman
First Floor Gallery

Stuart observes man-made and natural phenomena in the world around him with close attention to the properties of paint. The colors, textures and sheen move between addition and subtraction, making and unmaking and finally to the balance between wild spontaneity and emotional restraint. His drawings and paintings are created on wooden panels and are often embellished with chalk, wax pastels, along with a mix of oil, acrylic and lacquer paints. Somehow from this chaos of materials emerges a personal statement of order in the universal language of art.






Botanical Watercolor Paintings with Graphite Drawings by Kiki Nibu Tarver
Second Floor Gallery

Kiki observes with careful attention what nature effortlessly displays in plants, fruits, flowers and trees. Using drawing theories of repetition, interlocking helices and Fibonacci numbers, her detailed preliminary graphite drawings unlock the botanical structure the painting will take.  Then, she creates a set of tonal color values as a reference (as the painting of a once-living natural treasure may take several months. Finally her very careful observations focus on applying jewel-like color layers to replicate the varying textures and dry brush techniques to capture contrasts. At last, the botanical object has been captured minutely and for all time. 




Contemporary Jewelry
 by Carolyn Zakarija

Vitrines

Carolyn observes the world about her; then sets to creating the clever, silver and gold contemporary jewelry often carrying a subtle message. London-born, trained in jewelry design, residing in the United States for the past 30 years, Carolyn’s jewelry pieces are much sought after for exhibitions in exclusive private galleries and the elite international craft shows. Be sure to examine her signature Hope bracelet, as well as her  fanciful, delicate earrings and necklaces; treasured pieces to have and to hold.







Statement Sculptures
by Carolyn Zakarija
Vitrines
 
More recently, Carolyn has become inspired by the turn of a phrase or the need to overcome life’s obstacles. She reclaims artifacts to create very clever statement pieces. e.g. “Beyond” is literally two hands holding up an olive tray with a close-packed line of tiny ducks which transforms into a visual statement of migrants crossing seas or rivers.  Are these ‘sitting ducks’ supported by holding or by taking hands? Each piece is an open-ended narrative for the viewer to complete in their mind’s eye.
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