Generally speaking, I am vehemently anti-balloon — environmental issues, unbearable squeakiness — but I am willing to make an exception for the work of Janice Lee Kelly whose float-balloon installations look pretty amazing. She and artist Maggie Siegel have collaborated this month on ‘Horizon Line,’ on view in the AS220 Reading Room on Mathewson Street. From allevents.
“Horizon Line” is a collaborative installation that brings together the sculpture of Janice Lee Kelly and paintings of Maggie Siegel. Kelly and Siegel met years ago at an open studio exhibit and quickly discovered a remarkable connection between their work. Siegel’s paintings often feature colorful animated sphere-shapes rolling through overgrown rural landscapes. Kelly creates larger than life, intricately designed sculptures out of balloons, and photographs them in the salt marsh near her home. Each felt the correlation of imagery both eerie and compelling.
This month the Open Window exhibit features a memorial for longtime AS220 artist, Amy Dermont, noted for her soft sculpture dolls. A celebration of her life and works is scheduled for later in the month.
‘Me-nag-er-ie’ in the Main Gallery is a creature feature by the artists of RHD.
‘Behind the Mask’ in the Project Space on Matthewson Street is new work by Carol Scavotto.
‘Embodied’ is the resident group show around the corner on Washington Street.
Opening reception, 5pm to 7pm, Saturday, October 1, October Galleries