Altered Surfaces at the Hillsborough Gallery of Arts

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The featured artists' series continues this month at the Hillsborough Gallery of Arts with new work by a painter, a photographer, and a wood worker.

HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. - eTradeWire -- Painter Marcy Lansman writes, "Over the years, my paintings have become more abstract.  For this exhibit, I've continued my exploration of abstract forms using acrylic paint to "alter the surface" of the canvas. Recently I have been starting with a background of vertical or horizontal strokes or stripes, and superimposing random rocklike shapes to form paths or walls."

Photographer Eric Saunders has been exploring various ways to digitally alter skies, reflections, and other images in his work for this show, He says of his current work, "For my own photographs, surfaces in a picture are inherently altered by light, such as reflections and color changes caused by different angles of light at different times of day hitting a surface. It is possible to alter the surface of a photograph before it is printed, using digital methods by changing colors, textures, and tones.

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Wood sculptor Larry Favorite's medium is ironwood from the Sonora Desert.  "My pieces in this show are altered in different ways.  Some have a highly polished surface but contain no other embellishment.  In others, I have inlaid sterling silver and/or turquoise into the surface.  And on some, more perhaps for this show than for other shows in the past, I have intentionally retained at least some "organic" surface area, an area that is still rough and ragged, just as it was in the desert. These pieces offer the viewer an immediate contrast between a surface that is virtually unaltered and one that I have altered in a variety of ways. My intention in this show is to demonstrate a myriad of ways in which the surface of ironwood can be altered, and how those alterations simultaneously reflect both the slow work of nature and my creative process as an artist.  These variations are endlessly fascinating to me."

Altered Surfaces can be seen at the Hillsborough Gallery of Arts September 23rd- October 20th. There will be an opening reception during Hillsborough's Last Friday Art Walk on September 27th from 6-9pm.

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About the Hillsborough Gallery of Arts:
The gallery is owned and operated by 22 local artists and represents these established artists exhibiting contemporary fine art and fine craft. The Gallery's offerings include oil and acrylic paintings, pastels, sculpture, ceramics, photography, textiles, jewelry, glass, metals, encaustic, enamel, and wood. 121 N. Churton Street, Hillsborough, NC 27278. Phone: (919) 732-5001. The gallery is open 10am-6pm Monday - Thursday, 10am-9pm Friday and Saturday, and noon-4pm on Sunday. More information can be found on the HGA website:

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