June 26th
Jhenn Watts, Kenneth Pillsworth and Jessica Pisano
June 26, 2016 - July 9, 2016

The Field Gallery kicks off the summer season with our first Artists' Reception Sunday, June 26th from 5-7pm.

Photographer Jhenn Watts' show will feature a new collection of work using 4x5 transparency film. Jhenn's work this year celebrates the uniqueness of film and traditional analog materials. Each image focuses on the photograph as a moment in time and the idea of photography as proof of existence and change.

Island Jeweler Kenneth Pillsworth will unveil his newest gold and titanium series, coupled with rare and unusual gems. Kenneth's work can be found in galleries all across the country and we are proud to feature his one of a kind pieces exclusively at the Field Gallery.

PainterJessica Pisano returns to the Field Gallery with soft and misty seascapes and paintings of trees inspired by the local landscape. Inspired by nature, Jessica begins her paintings by documenting what she is drawn to in the outdoor world. She uses her camera to capture a scenic view, or she will sketch "en plein air." Jessica is interested in the notion of time and how atmospheric conditions and elements within nature change over each passing season, and she strives to create a patina in her work that pertains to this idea. To achieve this, Jessica creates many translucent layers in a painting that builds a sense of depth and a rich appearance to each piece. Jessica Pisano uses a combination of acrylic, oil, silver and gold leaf. She also incorporates a handmade paste made from marble to create a subtle textural effect. The silver and gold leaf add a unique quality to the work in which light reflects off and emits a glow to the painting. As the light changes throughout the day, so does the painting. Along with the beautiful effect the leaf has visually, Jessica also uses the silver and gold leaf as a symbolic element of time.

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