Library Art 2018

Visit art displays at the Bandon Library in the lobby gallery and cases. Click here for background and contact information.

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The show is open to the public from Tuesday through Saturday during the library’s hours:

  • Tuesday: 10:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 10:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • Thursday: 10:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • Friday: 10:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Closed on City of Bandon holidays

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FEBRUARY 2018

  • On the walls, the abstract paintings of Geralyn Inokuchi
  • In the cases displays by:
    • the Bandon Library Staff Picks Project, and
    • the Peace Rocks Project.

 

There will be a reception for all three on Sunday, February 4th, from 2-4 pm in the Sprague Room.

It would be easy to view Geralyn Inokuchi’s abstract paintings as mere bursts and swirls of color—and, as beautiful as they are, that would, perhaps, be enough—but the magic and power of these works is in their depths. Moving in to look closely, one is pulled deeper and farther into the many small moments happening within the larger canvas. Interplays of contrasting color create small eddies in the larger storm, and mysterious darkness contains surprising saturations of pure color. And there is texture—created by adding fibrous papers and painting over them, or removing areas of color to reveal what is layered below. A spirit of exploration is evoked, and the viewer is asked to take the time required to really see what is there, and to return again and again with fresh eyes. These paintings hold rich rewards for such efforts.

Though inspired by the atmospheres, hues, and moods of the natural world, Geri’s paintings nevertheless resist reduction to simple readings of landscape or skyscape: they are expressions of her innerscape. This is painting in its purest form, answerable only to itself. And in addition to all that, the work is beautiful.