Robyn Fairclough & Jarvis Wilcox: Summer Solstice Exhibition
Opening reception: June 21, 5-8 p.m.
Since her last showing at Southport Galleries, ROBYN FAIRCLOUGH has enjoyed life’s pleasures while also suffering the pains of artistic growth. In 2010, a catastrophic blaze in her Vermont studio consumed decades of original works. Undeterred and without missing a beat, she is valiantly back in full stride. The vibrancy of her palette combines with her colorful beach scenes and floral still life images all rejuvenating the joys of seeing. Recently married and now residing in Connecticut, FAIRCLOUGH seduces us with an instinctive sense of visual deliciousness. Exhibited widely in Germany, Manhattan, and Nantucket, Fairclough latest paintings will present her loyal collectors with works fresh off the tip of her brush and easel.
Entering into the charmed realm of JARVIS WILCOX we are seductively lured into tactile layers of lusciously applied oil paint. Searching the meeting points of clouds and water on the horizon between coastal Connecticut and Caribbean waters, WILCOX deftly wields his flat palette knife instrument with the elegance and decisive fluidity of a Samurai master. Engaging the observer with the visual complexity of shifting sunlight, cresting waves, and evanescent atmospheric effects, WILCOX reveals a virtuoso and uncanny painterly authority. Transforming the commonplace into the ineffable, there is no wonder why his paintings are treasured in many public, corporate, and private collections.