Artists share new work

Gene Parulis’ “Approach of Winter.” Josh Bernbaum’s hand-blown glass “Sonoran.”Torin Porter’s “Shell House.”

BRATTLEBORO- Mitchell-Giddings Fine Arts, 183 Main Street, presents “Winter Group 2019” through March 18. The Winter Group is an exhibition of new work by Josh Bernbaum, Bruce Campbell, Lyell Castonguay, Liz Chalfin, Jon Gregg, Emily Mason, Petria Mitchell, and other gallery artists.
Among the pieces are Bernbaum’s  large, blown-glass vessels inspired by flowering cacti of the southwest, and Campbell’s hand-operated steel and brass kinetic sculptures which let viewers orbit planets and stars on a tabletop. Castonguay creates a signature world of imagined avian beings as part of a larger distorted narrative, whereas Chalfin adroitly constructs her spaces by selectively eliminating or manipulating objects and surfaces. Gregg’s stylized and heavily impastoed figures float and march to an unknown pulse. Visitors  thrill to a feeling of experiencing color for the first time as Mason surprises them with her lyrical sensitivity and characteristic, innovative use of a brilliant palette. Mitchell leads participants into a landscape defined by atmosphere, a secret place they can imagine visiting where night and day share a delicate balance.
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