Image: Woven Water III detail (photo by the artist)
RIVER/SEASolo Exhibition on the theme of Water by Connecticut Artist Barbara Hocker will be at The Vernon Community Arts Center from June 22, 2014 through September 27, 2014.
Vernon, Connecticut – River/Sea is an exhibition of works on/of paper that explore the artist’s thoughts on water as both subject matter and metaphor. Traces of a flood, memories of a childhood by the sea, and the trauma of oil spills are the artist’s inspiration for a series of handmade books, two room-sized installations, and other works on/of paper. Hocker begins with digital images of water from Connecticut waterways and combines them with various other waterbased media, encaustic, and video to produce ethereal yet intimate works of art. Through the Static and Distance is a room-sized installation of hanging rice paper panels printed with digital photos and infused with encaustic. Video projections provide the lighting. Viewers can travel into the center of the sculpture and back out again. The artist will be in residence June 16 to June 20 creating another on-site paper/fabric waterfall installation. The public is invited to visit from 1pm to 5pm each day to watch the installation take shape.
There will be an opening reception for the artist on Sunday June 22, 2014 from 1pm to 4pm. The public is welcome. Gallery hours: Thursday – Sunday 1pm to 5pm