July 23rd
Jennifer Christy & Ruth Hamill
July 23, 2017 - August 5, 2017

Artists' Reception Sunday, July 23rd from 5-7pm.

Abstract painter Jennifer Christy returns to the Field Gallery with her abstract island landscapes. Jennifer says "When I paint, I draw on my time spent in the natural island landscape. When I was young, hours were spent here with my twin sister following streams to their ends, walking for whole afternoons along ponds to a cut out to the ocean and skating out along a shoreline to where the ice shifted from a glassy smoothness to the sculptured roughness of ripples caught in motion. The island is a trove of inspiring archetypal forms and spaces: harbors, promontories, inlets, and cliff tops. It is as if it is a world in miniature: red clay pools, wetland moss grottoes, windblown dunes and rocky outcroppings. I sketch forms and layer color until I recognize these familiar archetypes and formations. I paint to find the images and forms of the natural island world revealed again."

Painter Ruth Hamill explores the Vineyard's waters in a series of contemporary encaustic paintings. Bordering on the abstract, Ruth's work captures the motion and energy of the Island's ever changing seashore.

The reception, held from 5-7 pm at the Field Gallery in West Tisbury, next to the West Tisbury Free Public Library, is free and open to the public.