Beyond the Visible: the Art of Saira Elizabeth Austin
3.29 – 5.1.11 reception 4.7.11 TH 5– 8
Gallery Talk 6:30 (closed 4.15 – 17 Patriot’s Day Weekend)
Austin has produced a body of work inspired by place as close as her Gloucester garden and as far as the landscapes of Provence, Paris, Ireland, Wales, Cornwall, Labrador, and the Orkneys in Scotland. Austin is fascinated by the traces left long ago by the residents of ancient cultures and of the Celtic, shamanic and Christian layering onto these places. In her garden and in gardens in Provence, she imagines what the pollinators see. It might be possible to see in the abstract meanderings of her mark, of paint and ink on paper, a presence of those traces remembered and just beyond our visual abilities. Austin is a Professor in Art Foundation in the School of Design at Mount Ida College teaching Color Theory and Two and Three Dimensional Design.
Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. Sunday Closed.