February 2019 Exhibition: Wiggles and Wings

Caitlin McMahon 2nd Saturday 2019, Exhibit News, Uncategorized

“Wiggles and Wings” is the title of the upcoming exhibition at the MAC Gallery opening on February 1, 2019.  Artists Jessica Eldredge and Judy Fowler are long time friends and colleagues.  This exhibit came about after a studio visit last spring when Judy invited Jessica to see her new work.

The women met when the Media Arts Council was formed in 2005, and have been sharing their artistic journeys every since.  They both are drawn to color and lots of it!  Their recent bodies of work on display highlight this connection.

For many years, Jessica created collages using her own hand-dyed paper and has more recently moved to painting with the dye directly on paper.  Her work is concerned with color and pattern inspired by quilts, weaving, and other textiles.  She also finds inspiration from decorative arts such as stained glass and tiles, anything that puts lots of small things together to make a larger whole.  Her current work expands into exploring the natural world as well as looking at butterfly wings and feathers and finding endless possibilities of structure and beauty.  While she maintains a studio in Old City, Philadelphia, the paintings included int his show were all created in Media.

Judy’s past work was large color field abstract oil paintings.  Wiggles happened as she was cleaning her studio in the frustration of being artistically stuck.  When she found a large stack of paper and a sent of gouaches she developed a new way of working.  By moving a small wet brush over the paper she created free form moving lines or as she likes to call them “Wiggles.”  These lines move in intricate patterns as she works to incorporate movement into her images.

This show openings on February 1, 2019 with an Opening Reception on Saturday February 9tth 4-6pm.  The opening reception is free to the public at the MAC Gallery 609-B West State Street, Media. The show may also be viewed during regular gallery hours: Fridays and Saturdays 4pm to 7pm and Sundays 12pm – 3pm.  For more information on the many programs of the Media Arts Council visit www.mediaartscouncil.org

Exhibition Dates: February 1 – March 3, 2019

Opening Reception: Saturday February 9th 4:00 – 6:00pm

Gallery Hours: Fri. – Sat. 4:00 – 7:00 pm, and Sun. 12:00 – 3:00 pm