august, 2018

4aug - 9sepAll DaySpatial Contextual Awareness: Kathleen Jacobs + Rick Fox(All Day) Melanie Carr Gallery, 1 North Main Street Essex, CT 06426Event Type:Art Openings,Featured Event,Free

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Spatial Contextual Awareness: Kathleen Jacobs + Rick Fox – Melanie Carr Gallery | August 4 – September 9

Melanie Carr Gallery is thrilled to present Spatial Contextual Awareness: Kathleen Jacobs + Rick Fox on August 4, 2018. This exhibition celebrates color and landscape through abstraction and broken paint application by two northern New England-based artists, Kathleen Jacobs and Rick Fox.

While their work is similar in subject, Jacobs and Fox execute contrasting final products. Melanie Carr, Owner/Director of Melanie Carr Gallery, said, “Jacobs and Fox are synthesizing information that is accumulated and collected from their locations. They are able to transform and expand the conceptual framework of landscaped painting, presenting the landscape as no longer just a landscape.”

Kathleen Jacobs, based in Contoocook, NH, creates paintings and drawings from life; specifically, landscape (both natural and manmade). Her work investigates nature with brilliant, heavily applied palettes. A graduate of Lesley College of Art and Design (MFA) and University of Massachusetts, Amherst, (BFA), Jacobs is the founder of the Blueway Art Alliance, the Marketing Director for Concord Center for the Visual Arts, and a teacher of painting and drawing throughout the US and abroad.

Although small in scale, Kittery, ME-based Rick Fox’s works leave viewers with much to look at. With thick paint application—by way of both brush and knife—his paintings evoke planar landscapes in opaque, saturated color. Fox graduated from Massachusetts College of Art (MFA) and University of Massachusetts, Amherst (BFA), and is currently represented by Gallery NAGA in Boston, MA. A winner of several awards and residencies during his career, he has also been teaching painting and drawing as full-time member of the studio art faculty at the University of New Hampshire since 2010.

Spatial Contextual Awareness will be on view through September 9, 2018. There will be a public opening reception with light refreshments served on Saturday, August 4 from 5-7 p.m. Jacobs and Fox will give brief remarks at 6 p.m.

About Melanie Carr Gallery

Melanie Carr Gallery is a project space dedicated to the practice, exhibition, and sale of contemporary art and design. The goal of Melanie Carr Gallery is to promote the importance of contemporary art and examine its impact on society while providing its artists greater exposure to new audiences.

Melanie Carr Gallery | 1 North Main Street, #10, Essex, CT


August 4 (Saturday) - September 9 (Sunday)


Melanie Carr Gallery

1 North Main Street Essex, CT 06426

Melanie Carr Gallery1 North Main Street Essex, CT 06426

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