People & Places
Paintings, Photographs, Etchings & Sculptures
Jennifer Hansen Rolli, Louis Russomanno, Sterling Shaw
Ronald M. Villegas & Charles Wells
March 8 – April 27, 2014
Saturday, March 8, 2014 7-9 pm
Members & Artists Only 6-7 pm
Gallery Talk: Tour the Galleries with the Artists
Sunday, April 6, 2014 2 pm
People & Places explores portraiture, landscape, and cityscape in art. The exhibit’s spectrum of painted, photographed, etched, and sculpted images ranges from portraits without settings to landscapes without people, except for the human presence implied by vantage point. In between, people inhabit city, town, and country physically or by implication through structures they have built.
Artists include painters Jennifer Hansen Rolli, Louis Russomanno, and Sterling Shaw, photographer Ronald M. Villegas, and sculptor and printmaker Charles Wells.
Jennifer Hansen Rolli is best known for her impressionistic paintings of Bucks County essence scenes of nature and rural life. By contrast, Louis Russomanno often paints street scenes reflecting his native Trenton, including portraits embedded in those scenes. Sterling Shaw, a young Philadelphia painter, is a portraitist more focused on the emblematic representation of his subjects, drawing on classical, biblical, and personal associations. Ronald M. Villegas is a New Jersey photographer of intimate portraits of musicians and family members, as well as landscapes from his travels. Charles Wells is a Bucks County sculptor and printmaker who bridges the classical and contemporary traditions in freestanding and wall-mounted figurative sculptures in stone and wood, the latter often embellished in copper, as well as figurative etchings.