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Thursday
12
APR

Artists' Alley: Between Line and Plain

16:30
19:00
Boneyard Arts Festival
Event organized by Boneyard Arts Festival

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"Between Line and Plain: Different Roads, Same Destination"
An Exhibition of Paintings and Fiber Art By Rosalind Faiman Weinberg and Sally Bliss Nolan

On view at Artists’ Alley at 405 E. John Street
from March 23 to April 30, 2018
Open between 9 AM and 8 PM daily

This exhibit features two Central Illinois artists who share a vision of minimalism in painting the Prairie in its broadest abstract sense. Sally Nolan and Rosalind Weinberg come from different backgrounds and different life experiences, yet somehow they have arrived at a similar place in their artistic expression in the plastic arts. Their minimalist approach to painting and fiber art clearly shows the influence of the Prairie on their emotional and artistic lives.

Nolan strives for a constant controlled, smooth paint surface without perceivable brushstrokes. Her large abstract pieces are minimal in composition, using both line and color to define the rural nature of the local landscapes. Her close link to the agricultural lifestyle comes through as reoccurring themes of the ebb and flow of time and space.

Weinberg paints and embroiders landscapes that are spiritual and analytical in concept, depicting the beauty of objects we see every day and using color to interact with light to combine minimal shapes into organic forms. Weinberg’s work arises from her background and training in Physical Chemistry and her studies of the interaction of light with matter. She uses rectilinear forms to express what mankind creates on the landscape and color to depict that made by nature. Thus her canvases distill her visual ideas into highly reductive compositions. Her paintings have emerged as her Prairie Prayer Shawl Series.