“Nature Revisited” Exhibit Now at Gourgaud Gallery
“NATURE REVISITED”: Works by Evie Sutkowski are on view at Gourgaud Gallery in Cranbury through August 31. An opening reception is on August 13 from 1-3 p.m.
Gourgaud Gallery, located in Cranbury Town Hall, 23-A North Main Street, Cranbury, presents “Nature Revisited” by artist Evie Sutkowski, on view through the end of August. An opening reception is on Sunday, August 13 from 1 to 3 p.m.
The artwork in the exhibition includes the mediums of watercolor, collage, mixed-media, eco-print, and cyanotype.
The pandemic impacted Sutkowski by restricting person-to-person contact with people. To avoid the enclosure of her home space and gain exercise, she said she took solo walks outside, which resulted in a return to her childhood love of nature. The forced solitude of this period ignited in her a meditative frame of mind. On walks in the woods, near rippling streams, she took in the sounds, scents, and views of her surroundings of birds chirping and the swift motion of startled deer. She also visited the seacoast and beaches and saw afresh how the sun reflected transparently on the rocks. This fresh vision inspired her watercolor paintings during this period.
Also, studying the perfection of nature’s floral and leaf patterns led her to create the patterns in artwork utilizing art forms new for her: eco-prints and cyanotypes. She demonstrates her refreshed artistic vision in in “Nature Revisited.”
As part of a nonprofit Cranbury Arts Council, the Gourgaud Gallery donates 20 percent of art sales to the Cranbury Arts Council and its programs that support arts in the community. Cash or a check made out to the artist is accepted as payment.
Gallery hours are Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, visit cranburyartscouncil.com.