Jill B. Levine and Lindsay Walt
Aligned Works is dichotomous relation of two artists, who may represent, two sides of the same coin. Jill B. Levine’s sculptures are multi-dimensional and yet hang on the wall. Her colors are vibrant, her patterns are linear, and as Levine states her work references natural forms such as insects, animals or Mictlantecuhtli, the Mexican death god. Levine’s work is steeped in Mexican codices and Pre-Columbian design, ceramics and sculpture. The narrative inferred from her work relates the past with the present, is playful and mysterious. The other side of the coin is Lindsay Walt, whose work is abstract yet it too refers to the natural world, “the shifts of color and light.” Walt continues to be influenced by weaving and Japanese and Chinese landscape painting. Her work possesses an ethereal quality, and as she writes, it has a meditative quality. Walt’s use of color is illustrates the richness that nuances of color value can play in a work of art. The quietness of Walt’s work is the anthesis of Levine’s jovial work, and in that way, it may be said that Aligned Works.
The opening reception is Wednesday, September 3 at 5 p.m. There will be light refreshments. The gallery is always free and open to the public.