THE EYE MUST TRAVEL
May 27 - June 11, 2023
May 27, 6 to 8 PM
The Eye Must Travel is a three-person exhibition featuring the works of Michele Francis, Melinda Hackett, and Michael Quadland. Quadland’s artwork is self-described as being “highly textural and/or three dimensional -- straddling the fine lines between painting, sculpture and architecture.” Quadland focuses on the expression of emotion, and “he uses a nonobjective format as a way to maximize imagination and projection, using abstract forms and evocative colors in layered surfaces.”
Melinda Hackett’s work references the world of nature rather than depicts it literally, transporting the viewer to a necessarily foreign place, where nature can be experienced without knowing it fully. The artists states, “I am involved in the play of interior and exterior space. My paintings represent both states, the near, the far, the view through a telescope, the view through a microscope, the sheltering sky, the intimate forest.”
The Seascape series from Michele Francis focuses on the depth, mystery, and ever changing colors of nature. The colors in her paintings will change depending on where the viewer is standing, and in different light during different times of day. The changing movement and power of color, brushstroke and texture evoke new and different emotions as the work continues to reveal itself upon repeated viewings.