On view: Friday, January 12 – Thursday, February 8, 2018

Opening reception: Friday, January 12, 6-8PM

Artist Talk: Tuesday, January 30, 6-7 PM


Crystalle Lacouture, “Elements of a Narrative” (2016), oil on canvas, 36” x 36”


Deborah Peeples, “Fields” (2017), encaustic and pastel, 12” x 12”


Barbara Trachtenberg, “Willy’s Window” (2016), wood collage with paper, 17” x 11” x 3”

[/one-third] In this exhibition, three NAC students explore color and form through abstract imagery. Crystalle Lacouture takes inspiration from textile patterns, plant life, and energy between colors to create paintings about landscapes. Deborah Peeples harnesses the luminous, translucent qualities of encaustic paint, creating depth and turmoil beneath the glassy surfaces of her paintings inspired in part by bird’s eye images of crop circles. Barbara Trachtenberg finds new meaning for discarded scraps in her bas-relief wood collages, created with wood shapes scavenged from a local lumberyard and workshop, and colored with natural dyes and acrylic paints.

Join us for an artist talk on January 30, from 6-7 PM, to hear more about the process and inspiration behind each of these artists’ work.