Art gallery hosts two solo exhibits

The Island Now

Huntington’s b. j. spoke gallery will presents two solo exhibits in June: Katherine Criss’ “Surreal Encounters in paint & pixels,” and Patti Who?, “Enigmatology, the study of puzzles,” and members’ exhibit in the third gallery room.

The exhibits are open to the public from June 2 – 28. There will be an artist’s reception on Saturday, June 6, from 6 to 9 p.m.

Criss will talk about her transition from film – to digital – to paint on Sunday, June 14th from 3 to 5 p.m. 

“I have chosen to create art with paint and pixels using the language of symbols to communicate a visual message,” Criss said. “Surrealism allows me to explore subconscious significances of imagery, and the effect of unexpected juxtapositions of its subjects.  I experience surreal moments all the time, I feel submerged in them.  All I have to do is look, and images will jump out at me.  Sometimes I have to consciously focus my thoughts to see what is actually there in front of me. A surreal encounter is an image of an everyday object that somehow appears to be something else. Icy snow and slush become a dog; a brick smiles; a window reflection leads to another world, and broken windows take on comic shapes; a web dances”.

Seating is limited.

All three of the gallery’s exhibits explore the human experience. “Enigmatology, the study of puzzles,” is Patti Who?’s solo exhibition of her mixed media paintings, which visually address the questionable aspects of our lives that connect each of us to the human condition.

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