October 4 - 21, 2018: Gina Caswell, Tracey Russell & Lola Montejo



SUMMER SERIES - Gina Smith Caswell

A long time member of CORE New Art Space Gallery, Gina Smith Caswell works only in oil paints and enjoys exploring pattern, color and texture within her well known body of floral images. She also utilizes similar expressive techniques when exploring abstraction, water imagery, and portraiture. 


NUMINOSITY - Tracey Russell

My recent abstract expressionist work is based upon my perceived awareness of the natural environment. In my studio I’m trying to recapture the subtle mystery or “numinosity” of nature on a 2 dimensional piece of birch panel. I use many layers of oil paint, wax, graphite, oil stick, and pigment. By scratching a texture or expressive line into the medium with different tools, the layers are revealed!



It is as though there is a contrasting conversation I have in the studio, a back and forth between order and disorder. My practice is experimental. It involves a series of decisions that contain a history of creation and elimination.  Working with variety of techniques and approaches, I create strategies that I fallow and break. By challenging the way, the painting is constructed each layer caries or destroys prior ideas by cutting and fragmentation of previous gestures. The practice is a kind of choreography; a dance between spontaneous and learned behaviors. Both my conscious and unconscious are played out at different times. It is about knowing when to embrace expectations, rules, desire, and even fear, but knowing that it is equally as important to tell when to let them go. 

In the Annex - Gianni Coria


Opening Reception: October 5th,2018  6-9pm


Through my art work I try to bring the outside in by portraying plants and animals. I see my creations looking as if they have lived or grown somewhere, beautiful objects that pay tribute to the natural world. My goal is to inspire those who see my work, to look more carefully at the world around them to discover beauty in unusual places.