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Flinn Gallery “Mapping the Invisible” featuring artists Laura Battle, Jaq Belcher and Amy Myers – ARTIST TALK

June 1 @ 2:00 pm

Home page slider image: Laura Battle, Luminance (detail), 2017. Oil on canvas, 48 in. x 60 in. Photo by Chris Kendall Calendar event composite image, left to right: Laura Battle, Jaq Belcher, Amy Myers

Please join us for a panel discussion with Laura Battle, Jaq Belcher, and Amy Myers.  The artists will discuss thoughts, inspirations, and processes behind their work and answer questions from the audience.

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Mapping the Invisible, May 2 to June 19, 2024 

The Flinn Gallery is pleased to present its final show of the season, Mapping the  Invisible, featuring artists Laura Battle, Jaq Belcher and Amy Myers. All three artists  are inspired by engagement with the wonders and mysteries found in concepts of  mathematics and scientific theory. Their use of geometry and repetitive mark-making in  divergent mediums result in varied and intriguing explorations of universal energetic  patterns, both visible and imagined. 

Laura Battle, an artist whose practice ranges from intricate graphite drawings to large  scale oil paintings, has been a tenured professor of art at Bard College for the last three  decades and is an alumna of Yale University. Inspired by the patterns of nature such as  the ebb and flow of water or the circling sweep of swallows, as well as ancient diagrams  of the universe and ways of measuring time, Battle’s intricate geometries and sensitively  rendered colors lead viewers into a world of heightened order and emotive energy. Her  art explores the relationship between structured design and spontaneous creation; each  piece, some with upwards of 4000 lines, offer exciting optical effects and unexpected  compositions that become charged spaces suggesting a visceral and universally  relatable visual language. 

Jaq Belcher, a New York-based artist originally from Melbourne, Australia, uses pristine  white or black paper in her intricately executed dimensional work. Originally a sculptor  working in metal, Belcher embraced the qualities of paper’s simplicity and ecology when  she moved to New York in 2001. Her work is grounded in a process of reduction and  repetition influenced by Eastern and Western contemplative traditions. Using nothing  more than an X-acto knife and handmade stencils, Belcher crafts mesmerizing patterns  based on the “vesica piscis,” a seed-like petal shape, rich in historic, symbolic and  energetic associations. Her meticulous attention to detail and mastery of paper  manipulation result in works that shimmer with reflected light and shadow. As part of the  exhibit, a temporary installation of excised “seeds” of paper will form a mandala on the  floor referencing the continuous cycle and transformation of matter and energy.

Amy Myers is a New York based artist and Texas-native who trained at the Kansas City  Art Institute and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Influenced by an interest in  the implications of ideas such as quantum mechanics and string theory, and sensitive to  the emotive properties of color, her mixed-media drawings and paintings evolve as  poetic imaginings and intuitive explorations of theories related to ideas as small as the  atom and as big as the birth of galaxies. Through graphite, ink, gouache, conte and oil  paint, Myers portrays abstract yet nearly symmetrical figures that blur the boundaries  between the organic and the mechanical, inviting viewers to engage with the layered  details and the sense of vibration and spinning energy they portray. Myers’ works have  found homes in prestigious collections including the Guggenheim Museum and the  Laguna Art Museum. 

The exhibit is co-curated by Francene Langford and Caren Winnall and will run from  Thursday May 2, 2024 to Wednesday June 19, 2024 at the Flinn Gallery, located on the  second floor of the Greenwich Library at 101 West Putnam Avenue, Greenwich, CT.  Please join us for an opening reception on May 2nd from 6-8 pm, where guests will  have the opportunity to meet the artists and delve deeper into their creative processes. 

Opening Reception: Thursday, May 2nd from 6-8pm
Artist Talk: Saturday, June 1, 2024 @ 2pm

The Flinn Gallery, celebrating its 95th season, is a non-profit organization funded and  sponsored by Friends of Greenwich Library. Gallery hours are Monday-Saturday  10am-5pm, Thursday 10am-8pm, and Sunday 1-5pm. 

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June 1
2:00 pm
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