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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