Cross Currents

Apr 15, 2021 - May 15, 2021


Fine artist Phyllis Rider has created this series using a variety of materials and techniques. She delights in the challenges and discoveries that occur in the moment of creation. In this series she has worked with colored inks on rice paper, allowing her to incorporate a vivid range of colors, vibrant washes and gestural lines, and to combine them with images from stone stamps of her own design.

Each piece is mounted on printmaking paper and run through an etching press to stabilize the delicate rice paper (in a process similar to chine-collé.)
Rider's work is inspired by memories, nostalgia, and the vibrant colors and visual esthetics encountered in her travels throughout Asia. She strives in her art to create serenity in a busy world, a place to rest the eye and, for a while, to dream. Charlie Walter's work in Cross Currents is of an abstract nature consisting of paintings in Oils/Cold Wax, Encaustic and Mixed Media. Charlie started as an abstract photographer many years ago and
has recently expanded his artistic medium.