Sunriver Resort Lodge Betty Gray Gallery joins the festivities of Traditions presenting Marjorie Wood Hamlin’s collage of copper and gold foil, accented with gold leaf, as well as her mixed media works in the upper gallery. Central Oregon oil landscapes by Joanne Donaca and Janice Druian appear in the lower gallery, opening November 15.
In creating her collage works, Hamlin covers varied sized canvases with copper foil then adds abstracted or geometric designs of gold foil, often accented by 24-karat gold leaf. Her unique process results in subtle, layered imagery with a highly reflective surface that encourages viewer admiration as well as attempts to discern the innovative technique.
On exhibit are mixed media works from her new environmental series, a passionate subject for the artist. These abstracts offer powerful messages, often identified in the titles, about the need for gentle treatment of the natural world. The works appear in a video, Respect for the Earth, to be shown in March 2014 at the United Nations in New York City as part of the Status of Women conference.
Other images by Wood Hamlin feature a gamut of intense color and form depicting her fictitious characterizations of landscape becoming a painting. These highly imaginative, expressionistic works reflect her philosophy of creating novel artwork, differing greatly from traditional compositions.
The artist’s career spans 20+ years and includes a BA in applied art and art history from Willamette University as well as study with Stanford University in Venice, Italy. She has shown in the Women in Art Invitational, New York City and received invitation from an international jury, and exhibited at the Florence Italy Contemporary Biennale, a United Nations program to foster understanding among nations through culture.
On exhibit are expressionistic landscapes of Central Oregon’s iconic mountains and canyon landscapes by Joanne Donaca and Janice Druian. Both artists offer mid-sized compositions in oil on canvas and on board in the lower gallery during the holidays.
Continuing until November 10 in the upper gallery are original oil landscapes by Ann Bullwinkel and in the lower gallery Bullwinkel’s fine art prints of her original paintings.
The gallery welcomes the public to the Traditions exhibition opening on November 15 and continuing through the New Year celebrations during Lodge hours. Billye Turner, art consultant and gallery curator, provides additional information at 541-382-9398.