Works by Sabine Carlson, Evelyn Jacob and Elroy Williams opened Wednesday at BlackRock Center for the Arts. The mixed-media show includes collage, photography, oil and charcoal and will be on view in BlackRock’s main gallery through Thursday, May 19. An artists’ reception is 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 21. Here’s what we know from BlackRock about the artists featured in the exhibit:
Carlson has exhibited widely in the U.S. as well as in Germany, France, Italy and the Czech Republic. Carlson’s imagery of trees, helicopters, and dogs reside in semi- abstract pictorial spaces that recall landscape. Real life hierarchies of gravity, proportion, and size don’t apply in the paintings. Helicopters, for example, are shown most often without their rotors and hang in the air like whales.
Much Jacob’s work explores the details of the natural world, revealing the extraordinary in the ordinary. Her images reflect her emotional responses to the light, tonality, pattern, line and color in her subjects. The images convey a wide array of emotional qualities, from peacefulness or delicacy to excitement or motion to sense of the sublime.
A New York City native, Williams graduated from the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan. To achieve his goal of connecting with people and provoking thought through his art, he uses a variety of media, alone and sometimes in combination. Williams’ work has recently appeared in regional and national juried exhibitions at the Strathmore Mansion, the Metropolitan Center for the Visual Arts, and Montgomery College.