Drift off in the contemporary works of Joshua Smith, Christina Doelling, Leah Rei, and Andy Braitman. Join us for two relaxing evenings as we celebrate these artists and the change in season.
Thursday, November 7th 06:00 - 08:30 PM
Friday, November 8th 06:00 - 08:30 PM
Drift encourages you to effortlessly wander through the contemporary works of this year's fall show featuring Joshua Smith, Christina Doelling and new artists Leah Rei and Andy Braitman. Find yourself in a dreamlike trance gazing at Joshua Smith's paintings before you float away in the fluidity of Leah Rei's abstracted scenes. Venture through the richness of Christina Doelling's overlapping colors after traveling through Andy Braitman's vibrant landscapes. Refreshments and hors d'oeuvres will be served, so simply unwind and enjoy two peaceful evenings getting lost in the art.
Working in a vortex of color, Joshua credits his dreams for inspiring his artistic creations. Through the medium of painting, he developed his own language which speaks of fantasy and nature, blending surrealism into the physical world. In essence, a virtual universe in which dreams and reality fuse together to create one enchanting world.
Texture and depth are very important elements in Christina's bold yet elegant mixed media paintings. Stylistically, areas of intense activity are juxtaposed with areas of calmness and many compositions are anchored with geometric shapes and lines. These marks from charcoal, pencil, or oil pastels add energy and dimension, which creates both balance and tension.
Working mostly in fluid acrylics, Leah's art is an exploration of color, light and texture with a sophisticated and thoughtful touch. Inspired by nature's intangibility, each painting is approached with the intent of expressing a moment in nature and the feelings surrounding it in a loose, non-realistic manner with mixed media, gold and silver leaf, and fluid acrylic inks.
Aiming to achieve the simplest of narratives, Andy highlights nature's elegance and beauty by purely simplifying the scene. His most recent work focuses on the relationship of texture and color combined with lost edges that speak more to abstraction than reality; in essence, landscapes that are almost abstract except for the few brushstrokes that suggest a familiar image.