Emotion and Line

Beth Hammack, "Sunken Treasure"

May 4-29, JRB Art at the Elms, jrbartgallery.com, 528.6336
The venerable Paseo gallery celebrates the month of May by presenting a duo of female artists with broadly divergent thematic specialties: the imaginative, carefully nuanced portraits of Eleanor Spiess-Ferris and geometric abstracts by Beth Hammack. The solemn, wistful and vibrant faces that populate Spiess-Ferris’ paintings rest cheek by jowl with floral and avian imagery, juxtaposing unrelated elements and emotions for a whole that is less real and more moving than the sum of its parts, while Hammack’s background expertise in mathematics, jewelry design and interior design shine in her environment-enhancing graphite drawings.

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