Landscape is a Verb
January 8 – February 24, 2016
Opening: January 8th from 6-8pm
Landscape is a Verb and Wish You Were Here, artworks by Betsy Weis and Ron Weis, scheduled January 8th through February 24th. Betsy Weis and Ron Weis, husband and wife, create independently but they both work with the landscape genre and test the boundaries of what is real, imagined and imbued.
This will be the first tandem exhibit of the work of Betsy and Ron Weis arranged to explore connectivity and the counterpoint in their aesthetics. The exhibition embarks on an examination of their work that will deepen awareness of individual strengths and explore their common interest of linking observation with emotional connection.
Betsy’s black and white 16” x 24” and 28” x 42” archival prints on watercolor paper make a nod toward traditions of landscape photography coupled with the concept of interiority. Her photographic prints speak equally of earthly topography and the artist’s emotional landscape. The artist’s work communicates an atmospheric clarity about time and place.
Ron Weis, for a number of years, has exhibited with OK Harris in New York City. His small oil paintings on paper mounted to aluminum are 5” x 6 1/8”–roughly postcard sized. These will be exhibited with duplicate billboard-like printed images enlarged to as big as 10’ x 19’. Ron’s painted bucolic mountain scenes are intended as imagined experiences, which carry the same weight as a fond memory. His work takes form as the romanticism of reverie about one’s footprint in the great outdoors. The staged splendor harkens back to a time of innocence in vacation travel of the 1950’s when nature was perceived as a pure and nonthreatening place of charming allure.
We offer visitors the opportunity to consider correspondences between artworks by these two artists, which comment on human attachment to the grandeur of natural phenomenon. Betsy’s photographs are oversize prints. In addition to miniature paintings, Ron will show maximal images in printed format.