Figureworks is pleased to open this new season with Robert Shetterly's
Annunciation Series and Eric Weil's mixed-media sculpture. Robert Shetterly will be showing a selection of drypoints and oils from
his Annunciation Series. Eric Weil is a Brooklyn-based sculptor.
Robert Shetterly says of his work, "I make pictures to keep
myself from being overwhelmed by the world. I consider my work to be a
contemplation of what it means tobe alive - a celebration of the
imagination, the ambiguities of human behavior, emotional complexity,
spiritual longing, and necessary humor. My paintings often imply
narrative, but I hope that the narrative is, in turn, overwhelmed by
Shetterly is a Maine-based artist and has shown extensively in many New
England galleries including the Leighton Gallery, Frick Gallery, New
Hampshire Institute of Art, Hobe Sound Galleries, and Berkeley Center at
Yale University. He has been included in the juried Maine Coast Artist's
Annual Show for 5 consecutive years. He is currently collaborating with
other Maine artists on a premiere Cuban artist exchange program.
Eric Weil says of his work, "My
sculpture functions as a means to address the inequities and tensions
between people that result from social and political power structures.
The sculptures consist of representative figures in constructed
environments of allegorical structures and materials. These
constructions are meant to crystallize these distances and barriers
between people as well as the tensions and contradictions that exist
within ourselves when faced with the glaring inequities of western
Weil is a graduate of Oberlin College and has shown in Virginia at The
Art League and Roslyn Arts Center and in New York at the Earl McGrath
acrylic & drypoint,
10" x 10"