DEER ISLE — “Collective Experience,” the Deer Isle Artists Association’s second exhibit of 2011, opens on Sunday, June 5, with a reception from 2 to 5 p.m.
In this two-week show, artists Leslie Anderson, Peter Beerits, Judith Felch, Sara Forster, Lacey Kellett, Pat White, Alice Wilkinson and Jacqueline Wilson express their unique visual perceptions of the world around them in collage, drawings, fibers, oils, photography, sculpture, watercolor and woodcuts.
Every summer Leslie Anderson paints en plein air other people’s landscapes and views, but in these paintings she depicts the people and places she sees out of the corner of her eye when she is out doing these commissions.
Peter Beerits’ narrative sculptures delight in their lively use of found metals, plastics, pieces of wood and other materials gathered from our back yards, local dumps and distant scrap yards.
Working large with graphite on paper, Judith Felch explores in her drawings the intricacies of nature in the tangled roots of trees. Sarah Forster’s cut paper “portrait” collages of artists and visitors capture the interaction of artists/patrons and gallery art in a manner both lighthearted and realistic.
In her large canvases Lacey Kellett explores the lives of women while Pat White’s colorful, felted scarves and hats flatter a woman’s femininity.
Alice Wilkinson photographs what she sees — and what she sees, others may not “see” until caught up in her photographs. Taking inspiration from the nature in which she lives, Jacqueline Wilson interprets the inner spirit of birds in her expressive pen and ink drawings.
“Collective Experience” is on view at the DIAA Gallery June 5-18. The gallery is located at 15 Main St. in Deer Isle.