Mosaics by Cynthia Fisher / Photographs by Paul Yandoli / Paintings by Lennie Kaumzha

Hosmer Gallery at Forbes Library, 20 West St., Northampton (20 West St, Northampton MA 01060)


Reception: January 7, 2-4:30 PM

CYNTHIA FISHER: A Mosaic Journey, Peregrinations On Being Human
We Homo Sapiens are a fascinating species and our meteoric rise to the pinnacle of life on earth is truly remarkable. In this body of work I reflect on our collective selves, at times deserving our scientific name, ‘wise man’, highlighting our curiosity, creativity and quest for knowledge and understanding.
And yet – we cannot overlook how our anthropocentric world view is bringing about catastrophic environmental destruction. What does our future hold? I present this collection of mosaics to stimulate your thoughts on BEING HUMAN.

PAUL YANDOLI: Photographs
This exhibit is a collection of abstract details of two subjects that I photograph frequently these days: trees and stone. As is often the case for me, I’m drawn to color and texture and detail, and the beautiful, abstract forms that can be found up close… my “abstraction attraction”. And there is a lot of that to be found in these subjects. What fascinates me in particular is how often these elements manifest in such similar ways; the wood and the stone can often almost seem of the same substance.

LENNIE KAUMZHA: Mosaic-Fusion Paintings
My “Mosaic-Fusion Paintings” can be described as “Capturing the Dynamic Flow of Nature in Color and Sound”. I see my color, mosaic shapes, as hanging on a kind of black-lined frame or web, not unlike music notes, hanging on a staff,——except the color-notes vary from one another by visual tone and intensity. Whereas in music these tones are heard linearly, my color notes can be seen flowing in different directions,——and also depending on where one enters the painting, from up close or further away.  But also the web-like theme structure generally centers around an animal, person, or landscape, which fits it into the dynamic flow in nature, and/or, maybe, in my nature.