In Main Gallery
Tom Holmes: Ghost Dance
“Ghost Dance precedes the Clovis. The dance of life and death wrangles the intuitive technology from each stone. Creating the blade. Storing it’s energy for a future unknown. Bringing the circle to a close.”
Tom Holmes works in stone, metal, wood, light, ice and water. All elements will be represented in this new body of work. The sublime manifestation of natural materials intersecting with the physical forces that separate us are not yet or ever quite equal.
Tom Holmes is a musician, sculptor and artist living in the NEPA Valley. He works in stone, metal, wood, light, ice and water. Utilizing these elements in response to the natural environment, Tom crafts art events for the changing seasons. He holds a BA in music theory, composition and performance from the Crane School of Music at Potsdam New York. He has studied instrument construction for the past 15 years with Ben Hume of New York City, the worlds leading authority on ancient Central Asian musical instruments before 1200 A.D.. He has traveled the Pacific playing the great classic works with the Long Island Youth Orchestra. And met his wife Carol in 1989 as a crewmember of the sloop Clearwater. “My life is my art. There is no delineation between who I am and what I create. The essence of food, friends, music and love is at the epicenter of the everyday. I work seasonally, tracking the weather. Different temperatures demand independent responses to materials and approaches. “Ice follows the freezing mark of winter, stone and steel the exterior work space of summer. Spring begins the search for materials and fall settles all debts; emotional, physical and intellectual.”
In the Beacon Room
Sarah Allen Eagan: ”Intimacy In The Digital Age”
My art practice is heavily rooted in bodily experience, and explores this through
both concepts and material. In my artwork, made of in glitter, rubber, and wax,
sensual forms are rendered clinical. These fragmented forms are at once vulnerable and erotic, but ultimately, I am interested in the way flesh can be used to communicate, using the vocabularies of art and science. Through my work, I aspire to impact the viewer viscerally, to evoke an emotional response in them.The viewer witnesses a bodily form quivering on the knife’s edge of seduction and repulsion, and must navigate this charged psychological space.