THE GALLERY AT BRANDON MUSIC presents

DIck and Nancy Weis

(exhibit now closed)
     

 

 

Nancy and Richard Weis have been active participants in the Vermont arts community since 1989. They met as undergraduates at Bemidji State University in Minnesota and have worked together for over forty years, actively involving themselves in both studio work and teaching. Through the years Nancy's focus has included a variety of media including printmaking, fibers, handmade paper, encaustic painting, and installation while Dick's focus has been primarily painting and drawing with occasional forays into wood sculpture. Their formal studies led to graduate honors in their respective programs, Dick receiving an M.F.A. in painting at American University and Nancy an M.F.A in printmaking at George Washington University. In 2002-2003 Dick was artist in residence at Aberystwyth University in Wales and a Fulbright Scholar in South Korea, a location to which he has frequently returned over the past eight years. His most recent residency in South Korea was as a Fulbright Specialist in 2010.

During the past several years Nancy has been teaching as an adjunct art instructor at Castleton State College, and the Community College of Vermont. She has exhibited in many parts of the USA. Dick retired from teaching in 2010 and is Professor Emeritus of Art at Green Mountain College. They maintain studios in Castleton and Poultney, Vermont. Studio visits can be arranged by calling 802 273-3571 or emailing otherweis@shoreham.net .

Web site: www.otherweis.com

 
 
 

ENCAUSTIC PAINTING BY NANCY WEIS:
(nb some images here show frames, others don't)

Field Notes

$500

Preserving the
Essence

$200

Comparing
Unlike
Things

$200

Hiding from
the Moon

$200

In Control

SOLD

Listening to Wind

$400


Reconsidering

SOLD

Spring Thaw

$190

Wanting to Dance

$180

Impediments

$190

Indignation

$200

 

Lightness of Being

$140

 

Focus

$190

 

Maintaining Composure

$400

Documentation

$400

 

 

Dick Weis says:

My artwork usually begins with a response to an external or internal stimulus, often with something as simple as a heightened awareness of smell, a color, a shape, or a sensation on the skin. Sometimes it begins with an observation, an awareness of relationships or events that strike me in a new way. It may evoke associations and cause me to reflect upon time, place, and circumstance.

During the working part of the process the artwork unfolds, revealing itself in its making. The work becomes a visual artifact of my engagement with the world. The painted stroke, the mark on the surface, the relationships between forms all carry meaning not unlike sound in music. I ask the viewer to listen with their eyes.

The vertical “scroll” pieces began in 2003 during a Fulbright Residency in South Korea. The external and internal proportions of the paintings were inspired by the proportional division of the paper sliding doors in a 17th century Confucian scholar's house in the city of Daejeon. The first of these works, Vertical Flow , began with a study of the flow pattern between terraced rice fields. Vertical scrolls and banners are prevalent, not only in historic Korean work, but also in contemporary Korean communities where they can be seen everywhere as a common form of signage.

Richard D. Weis
PAINTINGS AND SCROLLS BY RICHARD WEIS:

 

Vertical Flow II

scroll painting, acrylic on canvas

61" x 18"

$1200

 

 

Blue Streaming/Blue Release

scroll painting, acrylic on canvas
double-sided, 61" x 18"

$1400

 

 

Yellow Rhythm

scroll painting, acrylic on canvas

61" x 18"

$1200

 

 

Red Rhythm II

scroll painting, acrylic on canvas

61" x 18"

$1200

 

 

 

Green Flash

scroll painting, acrylic on canvas, doublesided,
61" x 18"

$1400

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yellow Streaming

scroll painting,
acrylic on canvas
doublesided,
61" x 18"

$1400

 

 

 

Three Times Over

scroll painting, acrylic on canvas,

doublesided 61" x 18"

$1400

 

 

A Place among the Rocks

acrylic on panel, 50" x 23"

$1900

 

Winter Apples

acrylic on panel, 48" x 24"

$1800

 

 

a priori

acrylic on panel, 48" x 24"

$1800

 

Bringing Warmth to the Stones

acrylic on panel, 20" x 16"

$950

 

 

Catch Basin

acrylic on canvas, 26" x 34"

$1600

 

Shades of Summer

acrylic on canvas, 50" x 34"

$2200

 

 

Mill Site

acrylic on canvas, 44" x 30"

$1800

 

Icarus

acrylic on canvas, mounted on panel, 36" x 24"

$1600

 
                 
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