Opening Reception: 2017 Gallery Seven Artists (Gallery Seven)

//Opening Reception: 2017 Gallery Seven Artists (Gallery Seven)
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Gallery Seven highlights the 7 artists they have been representing over this past year. While the styles and mediums may vary, the work as a whole is contemporary.


Archy LaSalle works with black and white film and makes silver gelatin photographs in the darkroom. His stunning panoramic photographs are expertly printed showing an amazing range of tones and the artist’s ability to harmonize values. LaSalle’s work is a testament to years spent mastering his craft in order to create beautifully compelling images. Painter Jack Bordenca’s latest series brings us images of crushed cans. These objects are a part of our everyday lives and most wouldn’t give them a second look, but in the hands of a great artist these discarded objects become radiant works of art.

Paul William’s colorful and powerful paintings of trees hover somewhere between the abstract and the representational. They are bold from a distance and elegantly subtle up close. Sam Linnane’s paintings from her “local roads” series combine a soft glowing impressionistic sense of color and value with an underlying abstract form made up of large graphic shapes. Her paintings can draw the viewer in and remind them of a time when they were traveling down a deserted road. While artist Luca Riccò’s watercolors are representational, we see buildings, trees, etc., it is his minimal use of detailed information that causes his work to function more deeply at an abstract level. Thus giving the viewer just enough information to recognize his subject matter.

Artist Linda Grom began her creative career in music. After many years as a music educator she began composing, which then awakened in her a desire to paint. What is so compelling about Grom’s work is the organized structure that lives just beneath the surface of the frenetically applied paint of her vibrantly colorful abstracts. Process is extremely important to Mark Stock’s artwork. Thirty years of thinking about and practicing methods by which to use digital computers to simulate analog physical phenomena has given him insight into the differences and similarities between the two worlds: the natural and the virtual. He begins by imagining something that could exist, but does not. He then relies on his background as an engineer to create a computer code to realize his vision and the results are brilliantly striking abstracts.