Current Exhibition:

Connected Spaces

Elizabeth Casqueiro

Jean Sausele-Knodt

August 25 — October 2, 2022

Artist Meet and Greet with Elizabeth Casqueiro, Sunday, September 25, starting at 2 pm

Connections are integral to the human experience. We are connected beings -- driven to seek attachment and belonging, community and engagement. During the normal course of a day, our joys and challenges are sustained by connections near and far, physically present and internalized.

In this exhibition, Elizabeth Casqueiro and Jean Sausele-Knodt explore in different ways the meaning of connection as it pertains to space and sense of being. Casqueiro’s paintings bring together architecture, nature, and culture in a deconstructed, collage-like approach that echoes the universal yearning for connection to the fragmented places we are defined by. Sausele-Knodt addresses the realities of abundance and fragmentation in our world by studying spaces, creating various parts and pieces, and building newly personalized and animated gatherings in her wall relief sculptures.

 

Both artists strive to create connected spaces as areas of balance and harmony, joy and possibility. Their work presents these common characteristics through a spirited palette, overlapping elements, constructed compositions, and painstaking craftsmanship.

Join us on September 17 and 18, 2022 starting at 2 pm at the Athenaeum for Artist Meet and Greets with Elizabeth and Jean. Click here to learn more about this event and hope to see you there!

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 Elizabeth Casqueiro, A Sudden Change in Direction (detail), Acrylic and ink on canvas, 40” x 30”

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Jean Sausele-Knodt, Wishful Thinking, oil on walnut, birch plywood, 19” x 21” x 12”