Rather than spaces and places, Blum’s small sculptures are massed objects. They suggest forces over time on anthropological bones and cultural relics. Like Bajen-Gahm, Blum uses dominantly black and white to communicate polarized times and conditions such as life and death, disease vs. health, uselessness rather than usefulness, human actions as comedy and tragedy. The encaustic paint, covering wire mesh, plaster gauze, and papier maché, embodies the tension between longevity and vulnerability inherent in wax and in all things organic and inorganic.
Carol Bajen-Gahm has shown her paintings internationally. She is represented by the Christina Parker Gallery in St. John’s, Newfoundland. She is an R&F Handmade Paints at-large teacher. She has received many art residency fellowships. Bajen-Gahm and her husband reside outside St. John’s, Newfoundland and in Cambridge, MA. In addition to her visual art career, Bajen-Gahm holds a master’s degree in jazz composition and has performed as a professional pianist.
Pamela Blum is a retired art professor. In 1995 she received a grant to become the first R&F Handmade Paints workshop participant. Since her retirement, she has had the pleasure of curating the exhibitions in the Gallery at R&F. She has exhibited her work throughout the United States and in France. Blum maintains her studio practice in Kingston, NY. She is married to Richard Frumess, founder of R&F Handmade Paints.
- Reception: Saturday, November 5th, 5-7pm
- Start Date: Saturday, 05 November 2016
- End Date: Sunday, 15 January 2017
- Archive: 2016