In “Pieces: Works by Amy Cannon and Victoria van der Laan,” the Roxbury Arts Group will show the works of two artists, working in two different mediums, together in an exhibit.
Cannon, an artist living and working in Fly Creek, is a collage artist who paints with paper. Cannon uses colorful, visually textural magazine “rippings” from artists’ work that inspires her. She employs the surrealist process of automation and her experience of making collagraph plates and prints, according to a media release. Cannon’s works juxtapose these “rippings,” allowing for subliminal shapes, colors and symbols to emerge that” allude to something somewhat recognizable yet kindles the imagination,” the release said.
Van der Laan is a self-taught textile artist making minimalist quilts and textile pieces in downtown Albany. She makes quilts and textile art pieces exploring color, form and scale
“While the works from these two extremely talented artists differ from each other,” RAG Executive Director Jenny Rosenzweig said in the release, “there is a playful conversation that takes place — one of structure, color and form — and we are thrilled to share this conversation with our community and to see how they respond.”
Gallery hours are from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. The exhibit will open with an artist reception at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 16, in the Walt Meade Gallery in the Roxbury Arts Center at 5025 Vega Mountain Road in Roxbury. The event is free and open to the public. The exhibit will remain on view through April 20. For more information, visit roxburyartsgroup.org or call 607-326-7908.