KINGFIELD — The Stadler Gallery for Contemporary Art, 225 Main St., has announced two new exhibitions with works by Sandi Cirillo of Searsport and Elizabeth Yamin of New York, N.Y., and Weld. The exhibits will be displayed from noon to 4 p.m. and by appointment from Saturday, Aug. 8, to Thursday, Aug. 27.
There will be a reception for the artists from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8.
Cirillo’s show is “Fiber Fantasy,” a display about exploring the application of man-made and natural fibers in artistic creations that excite the eye and long to be touched.
Cirillo explores and develops new techniques in her field, most recently what she calls fiberscapes, which are smaller pieces that emphasize various textural elements and encourage a closer look to see all the details.
Cirillo has been a fiber artist for more than 25 years with a passion for natural and man-made materials to create one-of-a-kind mixed media pieces. She holds a B.S. and M.S. in art education. Although retired as an art educator, she still teaches in many workshops throughout the Northeast and in North Carolina.
Inspired by her long-time waterfront studio in Brooklyn, N.Y., Yamin responded to the abstract qualities of the objects in her view with a series of paintings she called “Working the River.” She welcomes the curves of the barges, the arcs of the bridge, the wheels and ladder-like necks of the cranes into her work. Looking at a crane gives her the feeling of swinging, the pulleys give her a lift, the giant hooks suggest a dangerous power. Her paintings attempt a pictorial language that will convey some of the excitement, confusion and pleasure of working amid a scene of marvelous complexity.
Yamin works at her studio in the Brooklyn Navy Yard during the winter and spends her summers in Weld. Her recent solo and two-person shows have been at The Painting Center in New York, N.Y., The Stadler Gallery for Contemporary Art in Kingfield and at WORKS in Searsport.
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