Larry Simons Sculpture and Assemblages opens Saturday May 4 ( 9 am-1 pm) and runs through the month in our gallery.
Flag by Larry Simons
Larry Simons, who lives in a house he designed and built himself on forty-two acres near Brattleboro, Vermont, specializes in assemblages of found wood and metal objects. The wood Simons uses is both natural, such as driftwood, or pre-rendered from its previous life as part of a building, tool, piece of furniture, or other consumer object.
He created his first sculptures in 1965, from the leather scraps from a sandal shop where he worked on Cape Cod. In his work since, he describes himself as a “recycler by nature,” saying, “virtually everything I use in my art has had a previous life – bobbins, chair spindles, tool handles, toys, croquet sets and wooden patterns from steel mills,” for example.
Moved by weathered buildings, Simons’ work takes on the rusticity he loves, and the compositions, whether symmetrical or irregular, showcase the lines of objects evocative of the past. The metal that appears in his pieces is frequently rusted, as he appreciates the hue of rust in conjunction with that of wood, and it serves further to endow his objects with a sense of age. He prefers to work with the colors of objects he finds, rather than repainting or recoloring anything, so his creation of an assemblage such as the flag, at left, require tracking down pieces of the necessary red, white, or blue. Much of Simons’ work, like the flag, lines up or stripes the different pieces of wood, creating a tension between the rigidity of the vertical or the horizontal, and the irregularity of the found objects.
Timpson Hill Preschool is exhibiting this month. Wonderfully spirited large colorful paintings that were painted by the young students. (Photographs by Jane King of Brattleboro.)
A few photos from the art work of Esther Fielding that is now up in the gallery.
Opening Reception March 9th, 1 – 4 p.m.
Beautiful quilts! Please stop by and take a look.
Join the artists to celebrate a wonderful exhibit in the Crowell Art Gallery tomorrow at 1 p.m. Here are just a few examples of the fine art that is being shown.
The Crowell Gallery of the Moore Free Library will exhibit the Stone
Soup Painters for the month of November.There will be a reception on Saturday afternoon, November 3, 2012,
from 1-3 . Refreshments will be served. It will be a great
celebration of all of the work the artists from the oil painting
classes at the Brattleboro Senior Center have completed during the
last year. Most of the artists will be available for comments and
questions during the reception.
Come and celebrate the wonderful variety of paintings that have been
created! Marilyn Allen , a member of the River Gallery School, is the
teacher. The exhibition will continue throughout November during
For questions, please call Meris Morrison, Librarian at 802-365-7948.
October Art Exhibit at Crowell Gallery/Moore Free Library, Newfane, VT
The Vermont Watercolor Societyof the Brattleboro area will enhibit their work for the month of October. There will be a reception for the artists this Saturday, October 6, from 1-3 pm.
The show is open during Library Hours: Tues.-Fri. 1-3 pm, Saturday 9am-1pm.and runs through Octoboer 29. For more information call Meris Morrison, Librarian at 365-7948.