work by Marjorie Kaye and Carmen Sasso
December 1-23, 2017
Nexus represents a constellation of ideas circulating in the present, originating with the ancients, and manifesting in the sculpture and painting of artists Marjorie Kaye and Carmen Sasso.
Marjorie Kaye examines the relationship between recent two dimensional paintings and three dimensional sculptures. The paintings see interrelationships between shapes along the surface, as if there were entities co-existing within the space. They encouraged three dimensional pieces that seemed to have jumped out of the surface, escaping from the confines of the second dimension. There is a dichotomy present in the works, from subtlety to complexity; iteration to minimalism. Together the works address the balance between two disciplines, and the singular worlds that arise from their interaction, as in a thought giving way to the crystallization of form.
Carmen Sasso works with ideas which resonate with solace from the Old Testament through the Psalms of David, praising God, and confirming faith through the management of fear. Echoes of gratitude sung from a simple shepherd thousands of years past are still heard today and offer calm to a modern person suffering the same.
Each artist approaches the meeting point between structure and idea. Both offer an elixir to the malaise of the present in the forms of joy, reverence and contemplation.
Opening Reception: December 2, 6-9pm
Third Thursday Reception and Artists’ Talk: December 22, 6-9pm
Gallery Hours: Friday and Saturday, 2-6pm or by appointment