NEC Gallery to Present Two Distinct Exhibits by NH Artists
The Gallery at New England College presents two distinct exhibits by
New Hampshire artists June 5 to July 17. In the Main Gallery, the large
paintings by Weare, NH, artist Kevin J. Cahill will be on display.
Upstairs in the Balcony Gallery, one can view the mixed media works of
David Fleming of Andover. Both artists will be present for the
reception on Friday evening, June 5 and the public is invited to come
and meet them from 5 until 7 p.m.
Admission to The Gallery is free. Summer Gallery hours are: Tuesday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Friday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Gallery will be closed on the Fourth of July. The Gallery is located on Main Street in Henniker, New Hampshire, adjacent to the College’s Administration Building. For more information, call The Gallery at 603-428-2329.
Kevin J. Cahill: New Paintings
The Here & Now: Recent Mixed Media Works
by David Fleming
The New England College Gallery
June 5-July 17
Friday June 5, 2009
Kevin Cahill - Have You Seen it by Feirmeoir
Kevin Cahill’s large abstract paintings reference the landscapes that are his source of inspiration. “His arrangement of color and form recall the individual segments of abstract grid that form the structure for a Chuck close portrait or the hard edge shapes against flat color constructs of a Sean Scully painting,” said Gallery Director Darryl Furtkamp.
“His shapes are stylized and his color transitional,” continued Furtkamp. Cahill’s specific landscape references are not panoramic vistas disguised through abstracted color and form, rather places passed in his daily routine where he pauses to observe the changes that the elements make upon the land distilled and into simple, formal arrangements.
Cahill studied at the Maine College of Art in Portland, Maine.
David Fleming - #3 Self Portrait
in the Balcony Gallery, David Fleming’s mixed media works combine old
photographs, embossed plaster and collage surfaces with painting in
carefully crafted frames. “His selection of material, image and frame
shape dually contribute to the formal structure while their individual
identity holds deep personal reference to the thematic subject of each
work, “ commented Furtkamp.
David Fleming - oil and collage on panel
An example of this would be an early photograph of his mother with children, a handwritten letter from his grandmother, a doily pressed into wet plaster. “Fleming masterfully weaves and layers unrelated visual elements with self-portrait painting and other iconic references to create emotional narratives on the nature of family, time and loss,” continued Furtkamp.
David Fleming has a B.F.A. from the University of Idaho and teaches studio art and art history at Proctor Academy in Andover.
Fall exhibitions coming to the New England College Gallery include the traditional landscapes of New Hampshire artist Peter Granucci and later this fall the works of photorealist Tom Blackwell.
New England College (NEC) is an independent liberal arts college that prides itself on fostering close working and mentoring relations among faculty, staff, and students. With approximately 1,400 undergraduate and graduate students and a low student-teacher ratio, the NEC experience offers real world preparation through internships, service learning, and a proactive career center. NEC’s goal is to ensure that all students thrive as they strive to achieve their full academic, personal and social potential. The college is located in Henniker, New Hampshire, a community of 4,000 just 18 miles from Concord, the state capital, and 85 miles from Boston.