Presenting a stylistically diverse collection of original work by artists of regional and national stature. The gallery also has a unique collection of fine crafts and gift items.
Open Tuesday-Friday, 9:30AM-5:30PM and Saturday, 10AM-5PM.
86 Falls Road
Art Map Burlington #66
“Mash-up: Realism, Abstraction and Synthesis”
December 2017-January 2018
This seasonal group exhibit features the work of Julie Y Baker Albright along with 15 additional artists: Elizabeth Allen, Matt Brown, Sam Colt, Diane Fitch, Janet Fredericks, Kerry O. Furlani, Philip Hagopian, Stephen Lloyd, Virginia McNeice, Kimo Minton, Garrett Sadler, Alexis Serio, Dianne Shullenberger, Barbara Wagner, and Frank Woods.
Julie Y Baker Albright’s pristine oils on panel are reminiscent of the golden age of 17th-century Flemish still life, but render the simple objects found in the casual settings of a 20th-century Vermont country home. Several artists explore local and distant landscapes, but transform their observations with creative deduction that brings the work much closer to abstraction. And others start with the purely abstract and focus on textures and the interplay of color and composition. This exhibit celebrates all these approaches. Some new artists to the gallery featured in the exhibit are Kimo Minton of Albuquerque and London, Alexis Serio from Texas, Sam Colt, Stephen Lloyd, Diane Fitch of Vermont and fused glass artist Garrett Sadler, recently moved to Charlotte from Lenox, Massachusetts.
Image: Pomegranates and Lemons by Julie Y Baker Albright (5″x7″)
“Origins”: Recent Paintings by Adelaide Murphy Tyrol
9/29 to 11/25/2017
Adelaide Murphy Tyrol is an accomplished fine artist whose paintings have been displayed in numerous shows, galleries and museums. She works primarily out of her studios in Plainfield and New York City. This year she was one of two Vermont artists chosen to be part of the annual “Contemporary Voices from Vermont”, a 10-month-long exhibit at the Fleming Museum “…providing an opportunity to view the work of current Vermont artists within the historical context of their predecessors.”
Tyrol’s work is is primarily inspired by landscape and wildlife, but with a strong abstract element. She has traveled world-wide, intimately observing nature, animal and insect life. The work vividly reflects those observations, always resulting in her own distinctive interpretation. Texture also plays a key role in communicating the atmosphere her work so elegantly captures.
“My paintings explore ideas and intuitions I have about the confluence of the natural world and the human enterprise. Allegory, themes of human interaction with nature, the relationship between science and religion, birth and collapse are ideas that interest me as an artist.
“But a painting, first and foremost, is a physical entity; a visual balancing act weighing light with dark, the accidental with the deliberate and specificity with ambiguity. A painting is formed by many things, but in the end, it is paint on panel. I believe that there is something inherent in this balancing act of materials and physical properties that has the potential to address deep and untethered parts of the mind.”
Along with her gallery work, Adelaide is co-owner of Oliphant Studios–a scenic painting house in New York City which serves the photography and film industries. She is also a natural history illustrator. Her natural history pieces are often book-size; her scenic work is typically 14’ x 40’.
(image: Origins by Adelaide Murphy Tyrol (30″x40″; acrylic on wood panel))
“Points of Departure”: New Paintings by David Smith
7/21 to 9/9/2017
David Smith is an award-winning oil painter with a focus on the Vermont landscape. Reviewer Marc Awodey wrote that his work was …”Some of the best contemporary landscapes in the area….What makes Smith’s landscapes more interesting than many others is his affinity for the abstract qualities of a scene. …Smith is also a masterful technician, and even though his paintings are generally small, he has a perfect grasp of scale.”
There is always an intense observation that comes through in these pieces. In the words of the artist:
“A walk through evergreen woods searching for a lost dog, and I couldn’t help being distracted by the quality of light.
Spring evenings spent hovering over constellations of Forget-Me Nots and entering into their scale.
Explosions of apple blossoms, like clouds anchored in the fields.
These are some of the ways paintings take place for me. There’s always the visual stimulation, but there is also the mental and emotional leap from there, reveries made visible.
This is not unique, but it’s true; the motif serves as a point of departure.”
(image: Fallen Leaves by David Smith (22″x24″))
“Perceptions Made Finer”: Featuring Carolyn Enz Hack and 17 other gallery artists
5/26 to 7/18/2017
“Miracles…seem to me to rest not so much upon…healing power coming suddenly near us from afar but upon our perceptions being made finer, so that, for a moment, our eyes can see and our ears can hear what is there around us always.” –Willa Cather, Death Comes for the Archbishop (1927)
Art does many things besides enhancing our walls including documenting that which our senses perceive, but is often too elusive to retain. Artists approach this in a multitude of ways and when true observation is combined with skill and daring, whether abstract or realistic, art documents “…perceptions being made finer”. Furchgott Sourdiffe Gallery celebrates that gift with a group show featuring the work of Carolyn Enz Hack accompanied by Bonnie Acker, Robert Bent, Jeri Lynn Eisenberg, Kevin Fahey, Betsey Garand, Philip Hagopian, Shane Harris, Karen Henderson, Kathleen Kolb, Beth Pearson, HM Saffer, Jessica Scriver, Alexis Serio, Carolyn Shattuck, Jozie Furchgott Sourdiffe, Phoebe Stone, and Shiao-Ping Wang.
Carolyn Enz Hack has created fanciful multimedia paintings of some Vermont towns, several of which will be shown. The artist lives in Thetford Center and is continually experimenting in a variety of mediums. She recently had a solo exhibit at the Brattleboro Museum of Art. The other artists’ work varies between painting, manipulated photography, fabric, books, printmaking and objects.
(image: The Canal by Jessica Scriver)
“Woods Edge”: Recent paintings by Joseph Salerno
4/14 to 5/23/2017
“Woods Edge” is an exhibition of exquisite small oils on prepared paper where the artist’s intention is that “…the immediacy of the paint should reign supreme.” While these paintings are extremely evocative of a real space both silent and quite spiritual in nature, they are worked in such a way that often pure abstraction emerges. The continuation of a 2 1/2-year project, Salerno returned repeatedly to a small stretch of woods near his home where his depth of fascination with his subject evolved into a complex series. “Each new piece owes an obvious debt, and in a way contains, all of the previous ones, often reinterpreting past discoveries in a new light, while carrying the conversation forward to the next painting.”
Joseph Salerno lives and works in Johnson. He received his BFA from Kent State University and his MFA from Indiana University. He has been on the faculty at Johnson State College since 1991. Salerno has received several faculty grants and attended the Fine Arts Work Center, the Stonington Painters Workshop, and the Vermont Studio Center. He has received a fellowship for “Aspects of Realism” Symposium and Workshop in La Napoule, France, and two study grants to Florence, Italy.
(image: 7-30-15 from “Woods Edge” by Joseph Salerno)
“Treasure the Small”
12/2/2016 to 1/31/2017
Reception during the Shelburne Village Stroll, Friday, December 2, until 7PM
“Treasure the Small” features over 25 fine regional artists and focused on small and affordable original art. Some of the artists represented are Susan Abbott, Bonnie Acker, Miriam Adams, Julie Y Baker Albright, Elizabeth Allen, Janet Fredericks, Betsey Garand, Kate Hartley, Kate Longmaid, Gail Salzman, Dianne Shullenberger, Nancy Weis, Richard Weis, and Frank Woods. (image: Barn Study Red #7 by Frank Woods (oil on panel)).
In addition, the gallery has a broad selection of newly arrived handcrafted gift items in for the holidays. Ten percent of any gift items purchased between December 2 and 10 will be donated to Hunger Free Vermont.
9/16 to 10/29/2016
Opening reception: Friday, September 16, 6-8PM
“Future Wave” features the work of 5 artists from Vermont, Maine, and Massachusetts, most of whom are new to the gallery. They represent a fresh approach to landscape, abstraction, and color, and give a glimpse into future possible directions for the gallery. The artists represented are Robert Bent of Greenfield, Massachusetts; Karen Henderson of Montpelier; Madeleine Hopkins of Moody, Maine; Jane Ann Kantor of Charlotte; and Jon Young of St. Albans.
This is the third exhibit of 2016 celebrating the gallery’s 25 years in Shelburne Village as Furchgott Sourdiffe. The previous name for the gallery/frame and restoration business was Shelburne Frame and Art. (image: Near Davenport Farm by Robert Bent).
7/15 to 9/13/2016
Opening reception: Friday, July 15, 6-8PM
“Being Present” features the work of 25 of the artists currently represented by Furchgott Sourdiffe Gallery and offers both a visual and contextual reflection on where the gallery is today, in their 25th year. The title also references what the creative process is about: what we, as individuals, strive for in artistic endeavors, as well as in the fine art of living, exemplified by being “in the moment” and seeking out the essence of what’s within us and around us. Being Present. Surely the source for creating artistic work of substance, no matter how diverse the style or medium.
Artists represented in this exhibit are: Susan Abbott, Bonnie Acker, Miriam Adams, Elizabeth Allen, Annelein Beukenkamp, Matt Brown, Kevin Fahey, Janet Fredericks, Kerry O. Furlani, Betsey Garand, Philip Hagopian, Kate Longmaid, David Maille, Janet McKenzie, Virginia McNeice, John Olson, Dianne Shullenberger, Joseph Salerno, Gail Salzman, David Smith, Adelaide Murphy Tyrol, Barbara Wagner, Nancy Weis, Richard Weis, and Frank Woods (image: Pink Roof Barn #3).
5/20 to 7/5/2016
Opening reception: Friday, May 20, 6-8PM
We’re 25! Though we realize WE look older than that, Furchgott Sourdiffe Gallery was born in 1991, when we purchased the long established Shelburne Frame and Art. We transformed the business into a contemporary high caliber fine art gallery and integrated it with our own restoration and custom framing services that we started in 1982. And we still are here today…exactly 25 years later!
We have shown some of the region’s finest artists over this period and now it’s time to show them off in a big way. We start this celebration of being Chittenden County’s oldest gallery with “Looking Back”, featuring 17 artists whose immeasurable talents graced our early years. Those artists are: Julie Y Baker Albright, Joan Curtis, Dan Fisher (image above: Lovejoy Brook Farm), Jim Giddings, Alison Goodwin, Henry Isaacs, Hal Mayforth, Petria Mitchell, Alice Murdoch, Carolyn Shattuck, Phoebe Stone, Aron Tager, Polly Thompson, David Utiger, Laura Von Rosk, Mark Walp, and Richard Weinstein.