NOW SHOWING | BOTANICAL MIND GALLERY | ARTIST'S STATEMENT

PREVIOUS EXHIBITS: | LEONARD FREED: THE ITALIANS | KAITLYN 5x5
THE MILL CHILDREN | REFLECTIONS ON MELVILLE
POWDER RIDGE - NADINE'S COUPLES - SUSANNAH'S PICKS
MIXED MEDIA | CULTURAL ICONS | ARTISTS WITHOUT BORDERS | NUDE & NAKED
ARTS OF WWII | JON ISHERWOOD | EVE SONNEMAN | LEONARD FREED

SPECIAL PROJECTS: HOOSAC RIVER LIGHTS

CONTACT | DIRECTIONS | MAILING LIST


REFLECTIONS ON MELVILLE

THE BERKSHIRE COUNTRYSIDE AND HERMAN MELVILLE

EXHIBITIONS BEGIN JUNE 2011

Eclipse Mill Gallery Exhibition, June 2011
Eclipse Mill Gallery Exhibition, June 2011

The following is on display now from
24 June 2011- 7 August 2011 at the:

Eclipse Mill Gallery
243 Union Street
North Adams, MA 01247-0786

413.664.4353

Thursday-Sunday 12PM - 6PM


Click Here For Directions


Click Here To Select Another Gallery




This material may not be published, broadcast or redistributed. All Rights Reserved.



SPREAD OUT WINGS
© Arthur Yanoff. All Rights Reserved.
2011, Acrylic, Compressed Charcoal & Collage on Canvas, 54 ½” x 32 1/8”
$7,800. Unframed

There is a photo Kay took of an owl and other birds spread out. My painting feels spread out. There is a collaged piece of sheet. A menorah boat. Our exile from Spain.




GHOSTS OF NANTUCKET
© Arthur Yanoff. All Rights Reserved.
2011, Acrylic & Collage on Canvas, 54 ½” x 31 ½”
$6,400. Unframed

The color of a beach against the ocean. Man overboard. The ghost of a fallen Portuguese sailor. Harpoons. Acid yellow.




The Berkshire Dream
© Kay Canavino. All Rights Reserved.
2011, Limited Edition Digital Archival Print, 23 ½” x 31 ½”
$1,500. Framed. 1/10

This image has tilting masts, sharply reflected. The viewer can be lost in a confusion of what is real and what is an illusion. There is an inner struggle, like a compass turning wildly. You reach a turning point in a story, wrestling with good and evil, not knowing if it will go to good or bad.




Veins of the Berkshires
© Kay Canavino. All Rights Reserved.
2011, Limited Edition Digital Archival Print, 17 ½” x 22 ½”
$750. Framed. 1/10

There is much about the Berkshires in this photograph. The roots of the birch are coping with a harsh environment, working their way to the soil over a huge shelf of rock. Last year’s pine needles are breaking down to give additional nourishment to the roots. It is all about a beautiful survival.




Blue Harmony on Monument Mountain
© Kay Canavino. All Rights Reserved.
2011, Limited Edition Digital Archival Print, 17 ½” x 22 ½”
$750. Framed. 1/10

This is the east-facing side of Monument Mountain. The trees have a soothing rhythm to them, and the blue cast is broken only by the foreground greens. The feathery trees along the ridge offer a variant in texture.




WHALE TRAIL
© Arthur Yanoff. All Rights Reserved.
2011, Acrylic & Collage on Canvas, 54 ¾” x 37 ¾”
$8,000. Unframed

Inspired by Kay’s vertical photo of animal skins, the big pinkish area is a whale skin map spread out across the canvas. Ancient rituals performed on this skin as a bony cerulean bird takes off.




HEAVENS OPENING FOR GREYLOCK
© Arthur Yanoff. All Rights Reserved
2011, Acrylic, Collage & Glitter on Canvas, 17 7/8” x 37 ¼”
$2,800. Unframed

Flying figure in a circular grey-blue sky. The spirit of sailors on whalers who went down at sea.




Berkshire Coral
© Kay Canavino. All Rights Reserved.
2011, Limited Edition Digital Archival Print, 17 ½” x 22 ½”
$750. Framed. 1/10

I stumbled across this wonderful scene at Greylock one fall day in November. I had left my studio and Greylock was under cover of clouds. As I got higher up the mountain I thought it was snowing, even though it was sunny and clear at the bottom of the mountain. Then I noticed the trees were covered with snow, which was actually hoarfrost. It was all very magical, with the contrast of the icy frost with the blue sky. For this shot I crawled under some branches and shot upwards, giving the appearance of being underwater. There is also a sense of danger, as if you could get caught in those branches and never get out.




CONNECTIONS TO THE SEA
© Arthur Yanoff. All Rights Reserved.
2011, Acrylic, Collage & Glitter on Canvas, 53 7/8" x 32"
$ 8,000. Unframed

On Monument Mountain the sky became a sea traveling through space. Plunging into their ruminations the two writers, Melville and Hawthorne, felt the weight of destiny.




THE FOSSIL WHALE
© Arthur Yanoff. All Rights Reserved.
2011, Acrylic and Collage on Canvas, 47 ¼" x 10"
$2,500. Unframed

Composite of Kay’s horizontal and vertical photographs of animal skins. The Expansive grey area with its hanging unavoidable vertical collages, repeat Melville’s lines of plantation slaves discovering the fossils of a whale and a fallen angel.




FISH SCALES
© Arthur Yanoff. All Rights Reserved.
2011, Acrylic & Collage on Canvas, 39" x 13 7/8"
$1,800. Unframed

Creatures of the deep, swimming and floating in a sea the color of pale lemon/ochre. A reflective collage, a mirror relating to a strong patch of light in Kay’s photo. The “mirror” follows our gaze. We are like the loose and fast fish of Melville’s “Moby Dick.”




APPARITION AT GREYLOCK
© Arthur Yanoff. All Rights Reserved.
2011, Acrylic and Collage on Canvas, 39 ¼” x 18”
$3,600. Unframed

Swimmer trying to escape from the eye of ghostly white whale (Whale Rock/Mt. Greylock) ripples in Kay’s photograph of Tempest Tossed.




Squaw's Peak
© Kay Canavino. All Rights Reserved.
2011, Limited Edition Digital Archival Print, 22 ½” x 17 ½”
$750. Framed. 1/10

This beautiful pine is a reward for the intrepid hiker that reaches the top of Monument Mountain, at Squaw’s Peak. There is a wonderful jumble of smooth rocks to rest upon and take in a beautiful Berkshire panorama. This seems so hopeful to me – a hardy pine living on top of an inhospitable heap of stone.




Polynesian Spears
© Kay Canavino. All Rights Reserved.
2011, Limited Edition Digital Archival Print, 22 ½” x 17 ½”
$750. Framed. 1/10

It was on a cloudy winter day that I shot this almost monochromatic photograph. I was influenced by Arthur’s paintings that referenced Melville’s time on the Pacific islands. The fruit of the sumac is a dull rusty color in winter, and looked like sepia spears pointing skyward. The crude smear of a branch in the foreground helps set the primitive mood.




INSPIRED BY MONUMENT MOUTAIN
© Arthur Yanoff. All Rights Reserved.
2011, Acrylic & Collage on Canvas, 43 ½” x 54 ¼”
$9,000. Unframed

Melville and Hawthorne met for the first time on Monument Mountain. Different heights. Ancient rocks shaped like whales. The movement of two minds. Grabbing large shards of brilliant light. “Moby Dick.” “The House of Seven Gables.” Sparks flew from the mountain.




Wounded Whales
© Kay Canavino. All Rights Reserved.
2011, Limited Edition Digital Archival Print, 28” x 38”
$2,800. Framed. 1/10

This one makes me think of the whales churning in the scene in Moby-Dick where the whaleboat is caught in the swirl of whales going in tighter and tighter circles. The rosy stain in the foreground is like a bloody wound. The sky adds to the weight of the image, hemming in those rocks with the weight of a ton of ice.




ETHAN BRAND
© Arthur Yanoff. All Rights Reserved.
2011, Acrylic & Collage on Canvas, 55” x 31 ¾”
$8,000. Unframed

Hawthorne’s “Ethan Brand.” The Unpardonable Sin. Separating oneself from humanity. Ethan Brand waited too long. His heart up in smoke. All is not lost in this painting. Light is trying to get through, a bit of a foothold.




SINKING LOOKOUTS
© Arthur Yanoff. All Rights Reserved
2011, Acrylic and Collage on Canvas, 23 ¾” x 75 ¾”
$5,000. Unframed

Mt. Greylock in winter goes beneath the ice. A white whale half as sheet, half as transparent polymer. Cold pinks that shiver.