James May Gallery presents an exhibition of works by Camille Iemmolo and Lori Larusso. The opening reception is set for March 3, 5:30 – 8 pm. The exhibit will be up from March 2 to April 29. The artists will be in attendance at the opening to answer questions and von Stiehl Winery and Renard’s Cheese will provide local refreshments.
Larusso will present paintings on shaped panel from her Eating Animals series. Iemmolo will construct installations including “Chariots of Birds,” alongside her newest watercolors from the series The Golden Chamber.
Camille Iemmolo said, “My spirit is like that of a child and often it is so difficult to face the realities of the world. In my work, I continue to produce visuals that provide a safer place for me and I hope others to rest their minds if even just for a little bit. A place that for a brief moment you question where you are and where you’re going. And hopefully you’ll not drown in the dark tumultuous seas of the hurricane but you’ll end up riding in a ‘Chariot of The Birds’ to the ‘Chamber of Golden Light.’ I hope to see you there, I’ll be the one tending the lemon trees.”
Lori Larusso said of her Eating Animals series, “These newest paintings are reflections on the disconnect between the disturbing realities of commercial food production and our often naive assumptions about the pastoral lifestyle of animals raised for consumption…I hope to provoke the viewer to consider the contradictions arising from our contemporary fixation with notions of health, particularly the normative assumptions concealed within our discussions about food choices.”
James May Gallery, located at 213 Steele St. in Algoma, is open 10 am – 5 pm Thursday through Saturday and by appointment. The gallery also offers free private art consulting. For more information about upcoming exhibitions visit jamesmaygallery.com.