For our next to last exhibit of "Color Connections 2023" this season, we are pleased to present the work of two lower Cape artists who are each superb figurative and abstract artists, Heather Pilchard and Alla Zbinovsky, whose colorful and inspired work will be featured in our front gallery rooms October 19 - November 22. Most recently, Heather Pilchard received the Juror's Award at the Falmouth Art Center's "Abstract Exhibit" and Alla Zbinovsky was one of 20 artists profiled in Cape Cod Art Magazine's annual issue.

Also on display will be the work of other Cross Rip Gallery artists, Ellen C. Davies, Sally S. Fine, Hollis Fortune, John Howard, Leslie Kramer, Suzanne M. Packer, Richard O. Perry, Kate Nelson and Georgene Riedl.

There will be a public reception with the artists on Friday, October 20, 5 - 7 p.m. with refreshments and good cheer. We hope you can join us!

Heather Pilchard artist statement:

My abstract work is a contemplation on nature. For example, blues are skies, oceans, shadows on a sidewalk. The paintings are intuitively composed with a knowledge of color, texture, line, and shape. Beginning with a foundation of spontaneously painted content, I respond by adding layers and building the surface. The art process is not only a physical exploration of materials and mark making but a reflection of an inner vision experienced in relationship, solitude, and connection to spirit. My aim is not to replicate but to feel my way around with attention and intention. These paintings are the translation of my journey, one in which I sense the harmony found in nature, collective memories, community, and light. I may not know where the piece is headed at the beginning but I am always amazed when the search takes me somewhere new and unexpected.

BIO: Heather Pilchard is a painter, photographer, and bookbinder. She earned her BFA at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in 1995. Heather is a year-round resident of Eastham on Cape Cod and lives in a house just above a salt marsh. She is a volunteer with the Wellfleet Bay Audubon helping to rescue cold stunned sea turtles and monitors diamondback terrapins during their nesting season.

ALLA ZBINOVSKY - Artist Statement

Alla Zbinovsky is a Harwich artist who paints in oil, encaustic and egg tempera. She graduated from Cornell and Columbia Universities, and then spent several decades living and working in Russia and England. She washed ashore a decade ago, and now focuses on painting the Cape Cod landscape and the ever elusive light. Shifting land, water and sky, and the places where they end and meet are the inspiration for her work. Alla also has a long standing spiritual practice of iconography grounded in ancient Byzantine and Russian traditions, as well as forays into ceramic art.

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