"Curator's Choice" show opens at Chace-Randall
Andes ‚Äî Chace-Randall Gallery presents ‚ÄúCurator‚Äôs Choice,‚Äù a group exhibition by the gallery‚Äôs permanently exhibiting artists from March 8 to May 4. A reception for the artists is scheduled for Saturday, March 8 from 5 to 7 p.m.
A strong believer in the work of each and every one of her artists, gallery Owner/Director Zoe Randall admits that not every painting, photograph, sculpture or print in the gallery strikes a cord within her as deep as another does. Yet, she is always reticent to point out her favorites. ‚ÄúAlthough the gallery is very much about my personal aesthetic, I don‚Äôt love every piece in which I do find merit. Relevance may not be subjective, but taste is,‚Äù says Randall. ‚ÄúIt‚Äôs my job to present the finest works I can, but never to intrude upon one‚Äôs personal taste,‚Äù she says.
Still, Randall finds that her customers, more often than not, want to know which pieces she prefers over others‚Äîwhich pieces she would chose for her own home. ‚ÄúCurator‚Äôs Choice‚Äù is the opportunity to find out.
Participating artists include Kim Alderman, Rimer Cardillo, Keith Cardwell, Grant Collier, Laura Di Nello, Michael Fauerbach, Deborah Freedman, Judith Lamb, Inverna Lockpez, Patrick McCay, E. Ira McCrudden, Jenny Nelson, Fawn Potash, Alberto Rey, Christine Rodin, Christie Scheele, Nat Thomas and Marie Vickerilla.
These ‚Äúfavorites‚Äù should not be mistaken for ‚Äúall time favorite works,‚Äù as Randall can recount many of her favorite pieces that have already been placed in other private collections. ‚ÄúI have a policy never to red dot something for myself until the end of the show‚Äîout of a sense of fairness and courtesy to my customers. So favorites slip away,‚Äù she explains, adding that it‚Äôs often difficult to remember she is in this business to deal, not collect. These new ‚Äúfavorites‚Äù are gleaned from artists‚Äô studios and the Chace-Randall closet.
A sneak preview: Christine Rodin‚Äôs ‚ÄúPear,‚Äù sepia-tone silver gelatin print will emerge from the closet, as will Nat Thomas‚Äô piece of fiber art, ‚ÄúMarking Time,‚Äù and Marie Vickerilla‚Äôs ‚ÄúWhite,‚Äù oil on canvas. There will be new works, never before exhibited, including a new railroad piece by Inverna Lockpez, cherries in still life by Judith Lamb, and a wonderfully dark storm landscape by Christie Scheele.
Chace-Randall Gallery is located at 49 Main Street, Andes. Preseason gallery hours: Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and by appointment. For more information call 676-4901 or visit www.chacerandallgallery.com.