August Group Show at the Micro Gallery
This show opened on August 4, 2021 and features two U.K. artists: Lisa Cole and Susan Plover, and U.S. artists Elaine Luther and R. Romero. The red ribbon in the photo above is from the ribbon cutting to open the show.
In “Drawn by Nature,” Lisa Cole sets up an art station for birds in her garden, and then the drawing is created by the movement of the birds and the wind.
Susan Plover works in collage and this piece has some subtle dimensionality that is difficult to see in the photos. More on that piece below.
Above the drinks station is a photo by me, part of my series, “The View through the Windshield.”
The photo next to that one, of a steel structure, is by R. Romero. Two additional photos by R. Romero are on the opposite wall: fireworks and a dandelion, both with the same outward energy.
Here’s what Susan writes about her collage, “Guilded Cage:”
“This is a small scale mixed media piece created in 2017. It started as a black and white found photograph, evolving into a narrative of loneliness with the addition of the acetate image of the caged bird. The final fragment was an image of a strangely religious hat which I thought suggested a ritual of worship towards the lady trapped in the solitude of luxury.
To me it resonated loudly in these times as we have all been trapped within our own guilded cages.
It could be read on many levels ,some darker thoughts could involve being trapped within a negative relationship during lock down.”