‘Willa Cox: Abstract Narratives’ opens June 25
“Nature-Based Abstraction, Book One” (2018), a handmade accordion-style book, using mixed media on paper, by Willa Cox.

‘Willa Cox: Abstract Narratives’ opens June 25

BRATTLEBORO — Mitchell-Giddings Fine Arts, 183 Main St., presents “Willa Cox: Abstract Narratives,” opening Saturday, June 25, at noon, with an artist reception from 5 to 7 p.m. An artist talk is scheduled for Saturday, July 16, at 5 p.m. The exhibition continues through July 31.

Monotype, marbling, and watercolor on paper are some of the various techniques and materials which characterize New York-based artist Willa Cox's richly surfaced paintings.

For “Abstract Narratives,” the artist has cut sections from previous compositions to create compact panels which, although independent, “reside side by side and relate intimately to their neighbors,” organizers say.

Fourteen panels per sequence are presented either framed or in an open accordion-style book format. A narrative is established as Cox's pieces move through time, from point to point.

“I feel I am telling a story,” Cox says, “but instead of there being characters who act, there are attributes of painting, drawing, and printmaking that interact and evolve.”

Also featured in the Middle Gallery is “Karen Kamenetzky: Possibilities,” with hand-dyed and -stitched new fiber wall hangings.

Kamenetzky's biomorphic or cellular forms suggest - in her words - “constant moments of change on micro, macro, and personal levels. Beginning with undyed silk, wool, and other fibers, I add vibrant saturated color using dye and paint as well as adding dimension and textures through the process of wet felting. Dense stitching adds lines of light and shadow and color.”

Gallery Hours are Thursdays through Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and noon to 5 p.m. on Sundays. For more information, visit mitchellgiddingsfinearts.com or call 802-251-8290.

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