Windham Fine Arts: Gallery on Main (5380 Main Street, Windham New York 12496) presents “A Contrast in Environments,” an exhibit that contemplates our position relative to both natural and imposed environs. Opening Reception is on Sept. 24, 2016, 5-7pm. The exhibition will be on view until November 18. Gallery is open Friday, Saturday and Sundays.
Lisbeth Firmin is a contemporary American painter/printmaker expressionist who creates moody urban landscapes with a sense of mystery in an atmosphere created through use of haunting light and shadow. Her monotypes and paintings evoke feelings of human solitude as they explore the relationships between people and their environments in compositions that portray enigmatic figures on busy streets, captured in their own isolation, reminiscent of Edward Hopper, while tiding the line between abstraction and realism.
We visit the purest contrast and complexity in works by Joseph Zito, a minimalist conceptual expressionist sculptor/painter, printmaker. Each sculptural installation is comprised of three components using a trinity of materials, adding dimension and diversity to the gallery space. An integral part of each piece is an ink-‐print created by geometric images that echo the surrounded sculptural elements. As much as they are about pure process, these works are also in dialogue with their environment, speaking volumes in their tensile centeredness, contrasting materials and method.