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The Earth Rests on Water


Painter - Frances Wells
Frances Wells has lived on the Hudson for over thirty years. Her studio is on the West shore of the Tappan Zee at the foot of the Palisades just below the bridge in Piermont.
Her primary subject is the river: the water and its tides, the graceful land masses that sweep down to the shore hugged by forests, tidal marshes, rocky promontories, or sandy beaches. Her work aims to capture the transitional times of day when the light on the land and the water is the most subtle and fleeting. She is an early riser and gets up in the dark to paint the dawn and the first glimmers of sun rise. Late afternoon, when the sun moves down toward the horizon and then below, her paintings capture the afterglow or what is left after a showy and dramatic sunset. Darkness and moon rise over the land and water are other subjects of interest.
The primary influences on her work are the Hudson River School painters particularly Sanford Robinson Gifford who painted the expansive Tappan Zee, its marshes, and the Palisades where the artist lives.


Photographer - Jean "Gino" Miele
They say you can’t step in the same river twice and, like water, each of us is ever changing. We’re not the same person we were yesterday – physically, emotionally, or spiritually. These prints, made in many places, in color and black-and-white, depict water in myriad forms. They are not “nature” photographs, but rather photographs that reflect our nature. Each image transforms what was in front of the lens, rather than merely recording it, reflecting the artist’s belief that the world changes based on how we choose to see it. Miele’s work plays on the fluidity of perception. Liquid becomes solid becomes gas; the water of the sea becomes the water of the air, becomes the water of the earth, becomes the water of our bodies. In dreams, water symbolizes mystery, emotion, the unknown and uncontrollable. Like water, we too are all these things.

Exhibition closes on Friday, December 28th, 2018.
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