Fragments and Spirals are the themes of the current exhibitions at the Mamaroneck Artists Guild. This Saturday, June 13th from 2 to 4 pm the artists will be at the gallery to describe their work as well as explain their techniques and philosophies. “It is a wonderful opportunity to understand how work evolves and to ask the artists questions,” said Suzanne Montresor the Director of MAG.
Arles Buchman at 91 has created a show, Fragments, composed of new mixed media work, inspired by a magazine article that she found at a garage sale. The article described Ostraca, fragments of stone or chars from 1500 B.C. that had writing or shapes on them. “The pieces in the show were conceived from this article, I then moved to my studio, then to widowhood and finally to this multi-media exhibition using fragments from 2009,” said Ms. Buchman.
An established teacher and artist, Arles Buchman has taught at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art and at the Art Barge in Napeague, Long Island. She was president of the Art Barge and co-authored a book, Assemblage, with Victor D’Amico, who established the Barge and was the founding director of the MOMA education department.
Since coming alone from France in 1940 as a young girl, Ms. Buchman has always explored new techniques and subjects as an artist, a teacher, a reviewer and an author. “At MAG, we are all looking forward to what Arles will create and show for her next exhibit,” said Ms. Montresor.
Complementing Fragments is Olga Bedoya’s exhibit of her gold, silver and wood jewelry. Ms. Bedoya is a native of Colombia and has studied at the Westchester Art Workshop. She has been a member of the artists group Artistico, which has had many shows in Larchmont and the Westchester area. She began work as a jeweler doing beaded pieces but now works with gold and silver.
For her show Spirals, “I find my inspiration in nature and the organic form, in the intricate patterns and repetitive shapes of shells, feathers, and flowers,” said Ms. Bedoya. The exhibit features silver and gold filigree or “wire work” as well as a collection of rings make of cocobolo and ebony wood.
These shows close this Saturday at 5 pm. The Mamaroneck Artists Guild is located at 126 Larchmont Avenue in the Village of Larchmont. The gallery will open at 11 am.