Dot Bunn, “Essence of Light.” Caffe Galleria, 23 North Union Street, Lambertville. Curated by Jane Wesby and Edward Dumchus of River Queen Artisans Gallery in Lambertville. Through Tuesday, January 12.
A full time studio oil painter who lives and works in Bucks County, Dot Bunn is committed to working with and teaching traditional methods of painting.
The artist’s statement: “Although I have my favorites when it comes to subject matter, I believe that all things can be made beautiful if your goal is to apply the principles of composition and the management of color to your work. It is not objects that I strive to paint but the essence of light that surrounds and washes over them.
“My paintings are thoughtfully developed by design, with preliminary drawings using traditional methods of composition built on the geometry of rectangles much the same as was done by painters dating back to the Renaissance. I enjoy the challenge of building a composition that works two dimensionally while depicting reality.”
“The Quiet Months: An Exploration of Winter,” Tulpehaking Nature Center, 157 Westcott Avenue, Hamilton. www.mercercountyparks.org.
This exhibit of regional photographers features images from the nearby Abbott Marshlands and Delaware River in Trenton to ice fields of Iceland.
According to the exhibition announcement, “The photographs illustrate how water freezes creating varied textures and patterns, and show the beauty found by those who take the time to look. While seemingly quiet on the surface, the story of winter involves a flurry of activity and strategies by the plants and animals that must brave the cold environment.
“Linden Frederick: Roadside Tales,” curated by Lisa Tremper Hanover, director & CEO, the Michener Museum. Through Sunday, March 13. James A. Michener Art Museum, 138 South Main Street, Doylestown. 215-340-9800. www.michenermuseum.org.
Having grown up in Perth in upstate New York, with a population of just 60, and living since 1989 in Maine, Linden Frederick takes an appreciative view of rural landscapes. As the curator’s statement notes, “his paintings of homes, trailer parks, and motels capture an intense atmosphere of solitude, reminiscent of the work of Edward Hopper.
. . . Frederick takes us on a drive through small towns with empty main streets, past trailer parks and abandoned gas stations, or small suburban houses illuminated by the flickering lights of television screens. The images roll by — if we blink we might miss them — like frames in a movie, familiar somehow, vividly calling to mind images from other places. . . Frederick fixes our attention for a moment on the places he wants us to see, giving us access to otherwise intimate spaces and private worlds. In the moments that we stand in front of his pictures, we see ordinary places and objects transformed into scenes of beauty. We stop. And we look again.”