Sue Sommers ([email protected]) has sent out an appeal to anyone able to assist arts advocate Gregory Gaylor, whose studio burned down about a month ago. The fire destroyed his life’s work–all his art–his records, materials and, horrifically, even took the life of his cat. It’s almost impossible to imagine Gaylor’s pain. If you can help Gaylor begin anew, please mail your contributions to this fund, established to help him do just that. Mail your check to: The Gregory Gaylor Art Fund, Rock Springs National Bank, PO Box 880, Rock Springs, WY 82902. You may also email Gaylor your good wishes: [email protected] Snail mail: 628 B Street, Rock Springs, WY, 82901.
Kuwayama’s work uses simple geometric structure and color–grey and yellow wall panels are juxtaposed against cylindrical forms arranged on the gallery floor. There’s a John Cage-like sense of open space and music, of the simple rearrangement and compression of air, made visible through color. “Kuwayama can focus on color, the subtle patina of a green or pink, or silver that emanate across the surface of the aluminum squares or rectangles. Each painting is a presence, a harmonized order of form and color,” says the gallery.
Gerard’s canvases are a tumble of muted geometry, suggestions of natural shapes, and, interestingly, are reminiscent of great Renaissance frescoes; I discern celestial energy and the sweep of a compass. The beginnings of Time, a universe roiling into existence. Somewhere in Gerard’s clouds, an open hand is ready to extend itself. The gallery describes Gerard’s work thusly: “With their clusters of diagrammatic geometry, grainy scrims of pigment and I-dare-you-to-follow-my-steps compositions, the images evolve, shift, double back and march forward….” www.tayloepiggottgallery.com.
I’d like to mention a special student art project. Stella Cabot-Wilson, an almost-grad, is curating her own art exhibition, “Perspective: A One Night Show Featuring Artists from the Community & the Country.” Stella’s exhibit pops up at Carney Logan Burke Architects offices, 215 S. King Street, in Jackson this Saturday evening. Date is May 19, and show time is 5:30 – 6:30 pm. Cabot-Wilson’s focus is on contemporary art, and you may be surprised by what she’s collected and selected. “Perspective” is Cabot-Wilson’s senior project; she’s soon to graduate from Jackson’ Community School. As this new curator has found, it’s not a simple task to solicit and collect art for any exhibition. Be sure and stop by to see her exhibition this weekend!
Photo of Stella Cabot-Wilson by Kent Meireis.