Becky Street and Nancy Gruskin | The Shape of Things

May 4 — May 27, 2023

First Thursday Art Walk/Opening Reception: May 4, 5-8pm
Meet the Artists: May 5 and May 6, noon-4pm

Artists Becky Street and Nancy Gruskin share an interest in the everyday objects that typify the genre of still life; flowers, fruit, and pieces of pottery abound in their work. These objects serve as a basis for formal experimentation. Street uses the hard-edged contours of bowls and vases to define her compositions. These shapes are freed from their functional meaning as Street repeats, reverses, inverts, and cuts and repositions them in her monotypes and collages. For Gruskin, shape presents an opportunity to play with color and pattern. The recurring forms of tulips and vessels in her cut-paper collages are reinterpreted in her ceramic and sculptural pieces, with primacy given to the asymmetrical contours of these forms. The Shape of Things presents two artists’ vision of the world, translated through ink, paper, clay, and wood.

Becky Street began printmaking in 2015 after a long career in interior design. She applies her experience with color, scale, and spatial planning to the monoprints and collages she creates. Her work is exhibited at Shift Gallery in Seattle and Museo in Langley, Washington.

Nancy Gruskin received her BA in art history and studio art from Connecticut College and her PhD in art history from Boston University. She teaches at the Concord Center for the Visual Arts in Concord, Massachusetts and has taught classes and workshops for Black Pond Studio, Warehouse 521, and the Winslow Art Center. She is represented by Nancy Margolis Gallery.

Gallery is open Fridays and Saturdays 11am – 4pm and for special events listed above, face coverings encouraged (policy subject to change).

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Becky Street

Nancy Gruskin