Phillips’ felines for fall at Gibbs
Washington — Gibbs Library will exhibit paintings, drawings and ceramics by Waldoboro native Suzanne Phillips beginning Thursday, Sept. 12, and running until Nov. 6. The library is located in the village at 40 Old Union Road.
This show marks a departure from Phillips’ usual studies of islands in Muscongus Bay. Here, her focus is on cats and the variety of elegant and awkward poses they assume. She uses clay, oil paint, ink and chalk to describe and animate their world.
Phillips works in the modernist tradition, using intense colors and simplified forms to record the expressive nature of her subjects. She said she strives to invent shapes, rhythmical structures and color conversations to explore the poetic elements in the natural world of animals and landscapes.
“It is this searching process beyond the purely literal which I find exciting," she said.
Phillips has exhibited extensively in Maine and New England. She received her bachelor's degree in art from Vermont College and did further studies at Columbia University, the Museum of Fine Arts School in Boston and the Vermont Studio School. Most recently, she has been a partner at the former Downtown Gallery in Washington, where she had several solo exhibitions.
Library hours are Mondays from 4 to 7 p.m.; Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to noon and from 4 to 7 p.m.; Thursdays from 3 to 6 p.m.; Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; and Sundays from 2 to 5 p.m. For more information, call 845-2663.
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