The CAS Arts Center

Elise P. Church, Tailwind Blue, 2017.

Elise P. Church, Tailwind Blue, 2017.

Elise P. Church, Low Tide

At CAS Arts Center

October 21 - November 19, 2017

Artists Talk
Saturday, October 21 from 3 to 4 pm

Opening Reception
Saturday, October 21 from 4 to 6 pm

Inspired by the discovery of a vinyl photo album from 1966 at a flea market, Elise P. Church’s work is an examination of nostalgia through memorabilia both lost and found. In the painting series titled “Remnants” the artist repurposes photographs for potential studies on large uniquely shaped paintings using scraps from the photographs. Church’s work uses the photographs to cut, crop, frame and excise fragments for an assemblage with consideration to color and form. With great attention to detail she matches the color of the painting to that of the aged analog photographs. Finished works vary in size from a few inches to upwards of 100 inches and replicated in ink and gesso on paper. Matte paintings layered with drips and brush marks contrast and offset the glossy finish of the photographs.


Barbara Friedman, Gulliver’s Legs, 2016.

Barbara Friedman, Gulliver’s Legs, 2016.

Barbara Friedman, Strange Bedfellows

At CAS Arts Center

October 21 - November 19, 2017

Artists Talk
Saturday, October 21 from 3 to 4 pm

Opening Reception
Saturday, October 21 from 4 to 6 pm

 

Barbara Friedman’s divergent and changing motifs pay homage to different genres. Drawing on a variety of artistic traditions – portraiture, history painting, plein-air landscape and abstraction – together, pursue themes of dislocation. Employing a diverse cast of anti-heroes, Friedman’s compositions include Gulliver the hyperbolic misfit; a suspiciously malleable Gumby; that known prevaricating half-boy Pinocchio. The artist allows these bedfellows images to appear and give a sense of arriving, as if they come into the paintings’ pictorial spaces from somewhere else they’ve been. To this effect, the characters are dislocated from their right place, though stabilized through Friedman’s expressive painting amidst a disorienting space. Friedman’s characters play to her current concerns, be they formal, conceptual, or worldly. 


Special Exhibitions

Photo by Andy Ryan. 

Photo by Andy Ryan. 

CAS UPSTAIRS
Bade Stageberg Cox 

June 2016 December 2017

Open during regular hours for guided tours

Come see our upstairs in progress, model and exhibit now on display. Guided private tours are available daily during regular hours for small groups and walk-ins. 

Design in development by architects Bade Stageberg Cox. To learn more about our capital project, visit our Donations page

 

UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS 

CAS 2017 EXHIBITION SEASON

Mac Adams / Adam Crosson / Carolina Rubio MacWright / Kaytea Petro / Yoav Ruda
Light and Dark

September 9 – October 15
Artist Talk 3pm / Opening Reception 4-6pm 

Elise P. Church, Low Tide
Barbara Friedman, Strange Bedfellows

October 21 – November 19
Artist Talk 3pm / Opening Reception 4-6pm 

CAS 2017 Winter Members Show
November 25 – December 31
Annual Members Meeting 2pm / Opening Reception 3-5pm