Sculpture, Photography & Drawings
Cantos, Fugues and Counterpoints: Sculpture, Photography & Drawings features the works of David Flood, Tony Loreti and Harry Ellenzweig. The exhibit highlights each artist’s chosen medium in which to create, while also emphasizing his shared interest in the interplay of form, mass, shape and texture.
David Flood creates contemporary, abstract, fine art wood sculpture at his studio in Ipswich, MA. He works with naturally formed pieces of wood using a subtractive and sometimes reconstructive technique to reveal inherent aesthetic qualities such as organic form, texture, and color.
“I look for raw materials that have various qualities important to the aesthetic I hope to bring to my work.” Flood considers the “figure” of the wood–encompassing qualities of grain, burling, coloration, dimpling and pigment among a host of others–from a three-dimensional perspective. Sometimes, depending upon on the wood, his pieces try not to reveal the hand of the artist, as it were. Others are highly chiseled. Ranging in size from miniature to massive, the process of working each piece is essentially the same. All of the pieces on display at the Belmont Gallery of Art are made of wood from Cape Ann and neighboring areas.
Belmont resident Tony Loreti‘s photography reflects his deep personal interest in capturing the look and feel of the city, with a special interest in capturing public life in and around Boston. While most of Loreti’s images exhibited at the BGA were made in roughly the past ten years, they represent a decades-long project. Searching unobtrusively, “I walk the city streets alert to expressive human moments. The challenge (and the pleasure when successful) is to capture these fleeting scenes in a satisfying formal arrangement.” An instructor at the Cambridge School in Weston, Loreti is interested in capturing concerns both historical and aesthetic in his work as he “seeks a kind of poetry in the everyday”.
All images in this exhibit are 8″ x 10″ toned silver gelatin prints.
Tony Loreti’s website.
Architect Harry Ellenzweig, founding principal of Ellenzweig Associates, has been creating elegant solutions to extraordinary technical challenges for over fifty years. His buildings can be seen throughout Boston and Cambridge, as well as in cities in over one dozen other states.
Simultaneously, in the privacy of his painting studio, Harry Ellenzweig has been creating art that feeds his soul in numerous other ways. Says Ellenzweig, “Architecture demands collaboration; interaction with clients, colleagues, consultants, community groups–work I found immensely rewarding and satisfying. In my studio, on the other hand, in my other life, I talk only to myself, constrained solely by the limits of technique and vision.”
Ellenzweig describes his fine art this way, “My paintings and drawings reflect a vision informed by the architect’s eye, a passion for forms found in nature and images of cities–the shared heritage of real places in real time merging with an imagined and abstracted urban landscape.” Ellenzweig’s visions of “fanciful new worlds that are sometimes ethereal and floating sometimes rooted, often kinetic and even apocalyptic” are rendered in pen and ink and watercolor washes.
This exhibit at the Belmont Gallery of Art represents fifty years of work by Belmont resident Harry Ellenzweig; the majority of which has never previously been shown publicly.