NEWFANE — For the month of July, the Crowell Gallery presents “Edges,” a collection of Liz Hawkes deNiord's new “right off the easel” abstract paintings, along with selected pieces from the past few years.
Hawkes deNiord's second show at Crowell Gallery showcases new work as well as recent paintings connected thematically. Hawkes deNiord shows regionally and, after 38 years teaching art and ceramics, she says she enjoys the daily challenge of engaging visually with ideas and the discipline of pushing each new work through transformative stages.
“As the show's title 'Edges' suggests, the paintings reference by translation 'crossing to the other side' in thought or practice in Paramita I and Paramita III,” she said in a news release. “The Note From the Universe series suggests edges of the unknowable Universe(s) with unfathomable distances as well as the infinitesimally, smallest thing.”
She said this show “is also arranged to present luminous colors speaking across edges and ideas, referencing one painting to the next. Edges become permeable and connected.”
An artist reception will feature a poetry reading by former Vermont state poet laureate, the artist's husband, Chard deNiord. Join them at the gallery on Saturday, July 16, from 3 to 4:30 p.m.
The Crowell Gallery is located within the Moore Free Library, 23 West St. Gallery hours: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 1 to 5 p.m., Thursdays from 1 to 6 p.m., and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.