Steven Rhude & Ingrid Sanborn Exhibitions

Steven Rhude & Ingrid Sanborn Exhibitions

Steven Rhude, a valued artist for over twenty years, has steadily pursued his vision of vernacular imagery with an imposing strategy. Set in unconventional situations, Steven employs familiar coastal icons such as the maritime dory and lighthouse, to elbow his way into the viewers’ mental space. Once there, these objects seem isolated by the long shadow of urbanism, suggesting casualties of coastal life. Although based on real places, Rhude considers the settings in his paintings as ficticious – intended to evoke a cultural or political perspective. Aided by his use of realism and the modernist canon, Steven’s imagery can leave one wondering what the protagonist’s strengths really are and whether the object viewed has more than just utilitarian characteristics. Along with humor, a narative is present in Steven’s work and questions remain in the viewer’s mind like the residue of a ghostly presence. Ingrid Sanborn For Ingrid Sanborn, pastels and sumi-e are her favored mediums of expression using nature as her inspiration. Sumi-e is a Japanese word meaning “ink picture”. Both the Chinese and Japanese are orginators and masters of this ancient art form. She calls her work Americam Sumi-e because she does not try to copy oriental style work, flowers, bamboo, etc. Ingrid lives on the American east coast through the winter and our island throughout the summer.

Steven Rhude’s Finding Nova Scotia & Ingrid Sanborn’s The Eastern Edge: Cape Breton and Massachusetts. Admission is $3 for adults, $2 for students & seniors, and $5 for families.

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