Artists Talk: 4:00 - 5:00
Opening Reception: 5:00 - 6:00pm
Against all we know about the artificiality of landscape, the man-madeness of it, there is a desire to escape back to that imaginary Eden, when nature was all and perfect. Both Jeri Coppola and Shirley Irons use photography, painting, books and sculpture to simultaneously include and exclude that desire. They use light, actual or represented, to create a sense of spirit, a sense of hope. Repetition is used to keep that sense of spirit away from reference to the sublime or grandiose that images from nature can evoke.