“Within the Surface” Exhibit at Woodwalk Gallery

Woodwalk Gallery presents its third exhibit of the season entitled “Within the Surface,” featuring the work of Nan Helscher, Simon Levin, and Tom Sargeant. The exhibit will be on display through October 10 and opens with a public reception Sunday, August 22 from 4:30 – 7 pm. The reception will include food, beverages, and music by classical guitarist and member of the Lost Mothra Band, George Sawyn.

Together these three artists invite viewers to think about the depths of surfaces. Where does the surface start and stop, begin and end? What is texture and what is body? What is revealed and what is obvious?

Helscher will display paintings that challenged her to express her emotions and passion, working more from her imagination than from what she actually sees. Her paintings have become more colorful and playful, more impressionistic.

Levin, a much-honored potter and ceramicist. While his work is broadly utilitarian, he will exhibit pieces that reflect a playful humor that pervades his life and feeds his spirit.

Sargeant’s paintings included in “Within the Surface” explore the weathered, the worn, the cracked, and the crumbling seen as texture, muted colors, asymmetry, and understatement. He says he paints verbs and adjectives rather than nouns.

Woodwalk Gallery, open daily 10 am – 5 pm, is located at 6746 County Road G, 5 miles south of Egg Harbor. For more information call 920.868.2912.