Friday, February 1, 2008 5pm-8pmNew Work by Mary Pritchard and Larry Schroth.
“Surface Tension,” is an exhibition of new pastels by Mary Pritchard and limited edition digital inkjet prints by Larry Schroth. This is a “First Friday” event, with a reception to meet both Chestertown artists and view the new work from 5 to 8 p.m. The exhibition will be on view through Saturday, March 15, 2008.
Mary Pritchard finds her painting inspiration close to home. She is drawn to the play of light and shadow, geometric shapes, and the color and texture of the landscape of the Eastern Shore, particularly the working barns and outbuildings of rural Kent County, Maryland.
While striving to maintain a sense of place, she experiments with the medium of pastel to explore the interplay between surface and pigment. The pastels in Surface Tension” represent a continuing exploration of the dynamic process of balancing the key tactile and visual qualities inherent in this deceptively simple medium. Veils of transparent color floating on the paper’s surface are juxtaposed by bold forms of opaque pigment and areas of stroke and gesture. When she is not out exploring the farms and fields of the Eastern Shore