The second exhibition of 2019 has opened at the Hidell Brooks Gallery. New works by gallery artists Mary Rountree Moore and Virginia Scotchie will be on view now through March 30th.
I was immediately drawn to Mary Rountree Moore’s Marsh Painting series which shows, with its calming color palettes wooing off the artists love for the salt marshes in the south eastern US. Moore creates her paintings is a beautiful light-filled studio in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. My favorite piece from the exhibition was titled, ‘Make the Most of the Day.’
Mary Rountree Moore
Mary Rountree Moore graduated from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and went on to study art at the National Academy School of Fine Arts in NYC. Her intense love of colors found in nature is the driving force behind her paintings with a keen interest in the natural order found in the landscape and the changing seasons. She pushes the boundaries of realism into abstraction as her compositions move from loose realism to abstraction. Mary Rountree Moore is particularly drawn to the salt marshes of the southeast. – Hidell Brooks
Make the Most of the Day
Finding the Way, Tidelines, Stretching Out
Hymn to Marsh
We’ve seen Virginia Scotchie’s ceramic pieces at the Hidell Brooks throughout the years, but I loved seeing the different shapes and textures that the artist created in her Resonate Objects exhibition. My favorites were the turquoise Geometry Disks and the large ceramic spheres in the second ‘room’ of the Hidell Brooks Gallery.
Virginia Scotchie is a ceramic artist and area head of ceramics at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, South Carolina. She holds a BFA in ceramics from UNC-Chapel Hill and in 1985 completed her Master of Fine Arts at Alfred University in New York.
Virginia exhibits her work extensively throughout the United States and abroad, and has received numerous awards including the Sydney Meyer Fund International Ceramics Premiere Award from the Shepparton Museum in Victoria, Australia. She has lectured internationally on her work and been an artist in residence in Taiwan, Italy, Australia and The Netherlands. Her clay forms reside in many public and private collections and reviews about her work appear in prestigious ceramic publications. – Hidell Brooks
Turquoise Geometry Disks 2019
The next exhibition at the Hidell Brooks Gallery opens April 5th and features the work of artists John Folsom, Ruth Ava Lyons and Scott Upton.