“Go Figure” featuring creative contributions from four artists
Pictured: “Siblings #3” by Andrea Sherrill Evans
The Dorrance H. Hamilton Gallery has announced the opening of “Go Figure,” a group exhibition featuring the paintings of Laura Chasman, the prints of Laura Post and the mixed media drawings of Gina Magid and Andrea Sherrill Evans.
A reception for the artists will be held in the gallery from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11. There will also be an artist talk in DiStefano Lecture Hall that same evening at 6 p.m.
The human figure remains an enduring and dynamic point of departure for the image-makers of our time. “Go Figure” recognizes the creative contributions of four female artists who treat the figure as a traditional subject ripe for reinvention.
Chasman’s small gouache paintings meticulously document the personalities of elderly patients and the nurses that care for them. In Magid’s mixed media drawings, lurid color and expressive line give shape to an imagined world of female heroines. Post handprints large-scale woodcut portraits of her friends and family, while Evans delicately describes the playful union of wrestling siblings in silverpoint and watercolor.
“Go Figure” is co-curated by Newport painter Sue McNally and gallery director Ernest Jolicoeur.
The gallery is handicap accessible with parking along Lawrence and Leroy avenues. Its exhibits are open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays and noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. The gallery is closed on Mondays.