The Earlville Galleries at the Earlville Opera House will open exhibits featuring the work of two Central New York artists — Lisa Iannello from New Berlin and Patricia Coyle from Franklin — that examine the introspective nature of the outdoors and in drawers.
In the Arts Café Gallery will be Iannello’s “Conscious Landscapes,” with her plein aire techniques that employ color and overlapping shapes to express the intertwined emotions born of critical illness and natural beauty, according to a media release. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in the Fine and Applied Arts program in medical illustration from the Rochester Institute of Technology. Her survival of a rare traumatic medical condition, coupled with growing up among the landscapes of rural Central New York, uniquely informs her present artistic vision, according the release. Her work has been exhibited throughout Central New York.
In the East Gallery, Coyle will presents “Pennies, Bandaids, and Safety Pins: The Objects We Keep Hidden.” The artist looks into the smallest places of people’s private lives: dresser drawers. Her installation examines the personal objects people keep inside drawers throughout their homes, either intentionally or absentmindedly — objects that offer revelations about the people who keep them and their relationships, according to the release. Each drawer in the exhibit have contents presented like historical artifacts, relevant to a specific person, time or place. Coyle’s work has been shown throughout Central New York, as well as Florida and Vermont.
A reception will be held from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday. Refreshments will be served, and admission is free. The exhibits will run through May 10.
The Earlville Opera House is at 18 E. Main St. in Earlville. EOH Galleries are open to the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday from noon to 3 p.m. Saturdays.