Give the gift of art this holiday season! Capitol Contemporary Gallery invites you to our annual group show for the month of December. We have many new artworks that our artists are excited to share with you. Participating artists (in order of left to right in the above image) include: Rachel Teannalach, Derek Hurd, Jerri Lisk, Brooke Burton, Anne Peterson, Mark Lisk, Lorelle Rau, Cassandra Schiffler, Christine Raymond, Randy Van Dyck, Francis Fox, Judith Lombardi, Betsie Richardson, Connie Wood, John Taye, D’Arcy Bellamy, Toby Davis, Sue Rooke, Karen Klinefelter, Linda Williams, Josh Udesen, Sue Latta, Richard Young, and Karen Eastman. The show is free, open to the public, and runs through December 31.
Mediation & Gape
Capitol Contemporary Gallery announces a new show of paintings by Cassandra Schiffler and photographs by Brooke Burton, featuring wine by Vizcaya Winery. The artists will be in attendance on First Thursday on November 4th from 4:00 to 8:00 PM. Cassandra's paintings in Mediation investigate the visual interplay that happens at the edges between one thing and another. She is interested in exploring quiet and ambiguous spaces that occur at the borders between things: the horizon line between sky and Earth, the edges of architectural and built spaces, a painted line defining space, the boundaries between selves and others. Brooke Burton uses objects to tell stories through still life photography. The stories in Gape reflect inner and outer emotional states since March 2020. The show is free, open to the public, and runs through November 29th.
The Vanishing West & Alter Ego
Capitol Contemporary Gallery announces a show of new photography by Mark Lisk and paintings on aluminum by Jerri Lisk, featuring sculptures by Francis Fox. Jerri Lisk paints two paintings one with her left in an abstract style and a realistic one with her right while thinking about the bridge between each piece and the push and pull that happens. While they remain solely unique and opposing, they can truly be side by side. In Mark's work, nothing illustrates pure compassion like a black and white photograph. Void of any colorful influence, the black and white image stands on its own. Each image is barren, isolated and factual. The show is free, open to the public and runs through October 30.
Windows & On Impermanence
Capitol Contemporary Gallery invites you to Windows by Toby Davis and On Impermanence by
Christine Raymond opening on First Thursday on September 2nd from 4:00 to 8:00 PM. Both artists are exhibiting new paintings for the month of September and will be in attendance. Wine by Vizcaya Winery. Toby's Window scenes are the culmination of two worlds colliding, an abstract smashing together of reality on both sides of the
glass - a breakdown of “the matrix” that can’t tell where your focus is, so it just throws the kitchen sink
into one scene and lets you sort it out. They are odd, abstract, and at the same time beautiful. On Impermanence is Christine Raymond's response to the uncertain times we live in. She uses color, with its
ever-changing nuances to convey the fluid and fleeting nature of reality. The show is free, open to the public, and runs through September 30th.
Capitol Contemporary Gallery announces Return, a show of paintings by Rachel Teannalach and Josh Udesen, featuring sculptures by D’Arcy Bellamy. Teannalach’s paintings use the theme of the four seasons to investigate the idea of “returning” in both the sense of coming back to the artistic process, as well as the restorative satisfaction that this effort yields. For the past year Josh Udesen has been in a state of creative paralysis. Much like the snow returning to the hills, the birds from their southern migration or the salmon to their home waters, Josh too was compelled to return to painting, to create what he imagines and reintroduces himself to that which makes him feel whole. The show is free, open to the public and runs through August 31st.
Capitol Contemporary Gallery is excited to announce an exhibition of new paintings by Randy Van Dyck and mixed media by Sue Latta, titled Hindsight. In this series of paintings, Randy explores new themes and subjects in his work over a sixteen month period culminating with a second exhibition appropriately entitled, Hindsight. Randy is exploring removing the flora and fauna from the landscape, creating a new dialog as it pertains to beauty, loss of habitat and conservation. With the onset of the Covid 19 pandemic, the work began to take on new meaning, reflecting our isolation and uncertainty. Sue Latta says, "My job as an artist is to ask questions, and often those questions include, 'Is there a relationship between these things (material, image, object, text, texture) that creates new meaning?' 'What is the new meaning?'" This inquiry is the driving force behind Sue's creative process. The show is free, open to the public, and runs through July 31st.
Desert Blooms &
Be Still, Then Rise
Capitol Contemporary Gallery announces Desert Blooms, a show of new paintings by Karen Eastman and Be Still, Then Rise, paintings by Betsie Richardson. The pandemic has brought the idea of “resilience” to the forefront of Eastman's mind. This resilience mirrors the desert landscape, particularly
the succulents and cactus. She marvels at the plant’s ability to adapt and survive under intense heat with
little water. Betsie Richardson resurfaces after an isolating pandemic to present new oil paintings that remind us of our humanity and the rejuvenating power of nature. We are also featuring handmade tagua jewelry by Karen Klinefelter. The artists will be in attendance on First Thursday on First June 3rd from 4:00 to 8:00 PM. The show is free, open to the public, and runs through June 29th.
Birds & Bare Branches
Capitol Contemporary Gallery announces a new show, Birds and Bare Branches, a show of new acrylic paintings by Anne Peterson and encaustic work by Connie Wood. We will also feature furniture designed by Derek Hurd. Anne Peterson
loves branch patterns, light working its way through the branches, and the negative space. This new body of work has been informed by quotes about trees and her favorite book, The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben. During the pandemic
Connie began identifying various species in her backyard—creatures that formerly fell under the umbrella of bird. Casual observation led to study, then to tracking migrations, close-up examination of individuals through the camera lens, and eventually to paintings. Birds and Bare Branches is free, open to the public, and runs through May 31st.
Horses and Hills & Summer
Capitol Contemporary Gallery is pleased to announce two new exhibitions for the month of April, Horses and Hills, a show of recent work by painter Linda Williams and Summer, by artist Judith Lombardi. We will also feature sculpture by ceramic artist Sue Rooke. The gallery will host an Open House from 3:00 to 7:00 PM on First Thursday, April 1st. The show is free, open to the public, and closes on April 30th.
Capitol Contemporary Gallery presents Still Lives, a show of new work by painter Richard Young and painter/sculptor John Taye. The gallery will host an Open House from 3 to 7 PM on First Thursday, March 4th. Richard Young creates paintings on wood using water-soluble oil paint. Working solely from his imagination, his compositions explore a variety of issues through a blend of abstraction and representation. Taye draws inspiration from a number of artists and periods, from Dutch still life and landscape painting through French Impressionism. The show is free, open to the public, and runs through March 30th.
Capitol Contemporary Gallery announces Geoscape, an exhibit of new work by guest artists Divit Cardoza and Francis Fox. Painter, Divit Cardoza, will show his newest contemporary landscapes and sculptor, Francis Fox, will show sculpture and new silverpoint drawings. The gallery will host an Open House from 3-7 PM on First Thursday, February 4th. All Covid-19 related guidelines will be followed including frequent sanitation practices, wearing masks, and social distancing. We are also available for private viewings throughout the duration of the show. The show is free, open to the public, and runs through February 27th.
Capitol Contemporary Gallery announces our yearly group show, dedicated to the memory of friend and artist Matt Grover. Artists include Rachel Teannalach, Derek Hurd, Jerri Lisk, Brooke Burton, Josh Udesen, Anne Peterson, Mark Lisk, Lorelle Rau, Sue Latta, Cassandra Schiffler, Toby Davis, Randy Van Dyck, Matt Grover, Judith Lombardi, Richard Young, Betsie Richardson, Connie Wood, Robert Kaylor, D'Arcy Bellamy, Karen Eastman, Christine Raymond, Sue Rooke, Karen Klinefelter, Linda Williams, and John Taye. The gallery will be open during regular business hours to view the exhibition; however, we will be closed on New Years Eve at 3 pm and on New Years Day. We will resume regular gallery hours on Saturday, January 2nd.