'Conduits' | Spotlight Gallery | Shows | Seven Days | Vermont's Independent Voice


When: Through Oct. 31
Phone: 802-828-3291
At the Vermont Arts Council’s Spotlight Gallery, works by three artists speak to the essence of art appreciation itself. Painters Richard Heller and Liz Hawkes deNiord and wet plate collodion print photographer Rachel Portesi “challenge the viewer to engage with the works, discovering connected meaning beyond what is seen,” according to a gallery statement. Heller’s paintings most literally hew to the theme with extraordinary spatial depth and infinite networks that seem equally rooted in mathematics and biology. Hawkes deNiord creates deeply layered paintings, allowing luminescence to peer through. Portesi uses an evocative 19th-century photographic technique that may inspire viewers to question their relationship to hair — and perhaps to pine for the heyday of analog photography.

Other Upcoming Events at Spotlight Gallery

  • 'I AM…: Exploring What It Means to Be a Vermont Artist' (Shows)

    • Nov. 8-Dec. 20


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