Annual Affiliates Exhibition – Press Release

Michele BonDurant, Gilles Giuntini,
Kathy A. Moore, John Rohlfing, Carolyn Sheehan

December 1 – 19, 2020

2020 Affiliates Exhibition

Michele BonDurant, Gilles Giuntini, Kathy A. Moore, John Rohlfing, Carolyn Sheehan

Michele BonDurant is interested in observing the communicative potential of the everyday. The ordinary and mundane that we see but frequently overlook are part of the contemporary landscape rich with visual and conceptual possibilities. Michele endeavors to create engaging compositions with a clarity of color relationships. While painting from observation, she challenges her own conclusions by reducing the forms to the essential elements required for the painting’s reality.

Gilles Giuntini’s collage pieces are a product of the imposed isolation and consequent focus that Corona has granted us. They attempt to break away from more established conventions of collage. At their core the pieces are about contradictions both natural and political; contradictions inherent in the profound state of transition in which he believes we currently find ourselves.

Kathy A. Moore paints and draws from intense visual observation based on the still life motif. Her intent is to place the viewer within her immediate visual perspective, as if the viewer is present, stepping out of a spectator role. Within each still life, she aspires to convey a luminous, quiet, and intimate order.

John Rohlfing’s ceramic vessels evoke visual references to the figure, human sexuality and landscape. This interpretation of the complex interrelationships between art and nature, surface and form and man’s relationship to his environment are significant and for me an attempt to draw a personal understanding of the balances in life. Making pots is the art and craft that celebrates the human spirit; it captures the maker’s touch in a material that like humanity is part of a process of transformation and change.

Carolyn Sheehan creates art works that are best described by color and images. She combines creativity and imagination with emotions in every piece with the sole purpose of not only creating an aesthetic that impacts the feelings but causes pleasure as well. Every piece is worked like a sculpture which is three dimensional and they take shape in a style in which the icon is always the focal point.