Preview: Members Show: Glimmer

By Austin Ickes on February 20, 2024

Co|So is excited to exhibit the first Member’s show of the year: Glimmer. Member shows are an opportunity for our artist members to showcase their very best work. In this thematic juried show, to be held as one season transitions to another, our artists will depict their various interpretations of how the Glimmer of winter is all around us as it plays upon the landscape, interacts with a room, and the inherent feelings evoked.

Alongside our Art Committee, we invited Claire Whitner, Director of Curatorial Affairs and the James A. Welu Curator of European Art at the Worcester Art Museum to jury this exhibition.

In this month’s blog, Co|So shares 4 pieces as a preview for Glimmer!

Please Join us in the gallery on February 23rd from 4:30 – 6:30 PM for the opening reception

Pictured: Allison Krajcik, Winter’s Retreat, pastel, 15.25×19.5”

One of Co|So’s newest members, Allison Krajcik brings us this stunning landscape reflecting the distinct interplay between light and shadow that defines a winter scene. Rendered in pastel, Winter’s Retreat uses cool and warm tones with a deft sense of balance, creating a vista that feels stoic yet inviting. Notice the care with which Allison depicts reflections!

Pictured: Kristin Stashenko – Windows Over Boston, acrylic, 24×36”

Kristin Stashenko’s piece Windows Over Boston represents a different side of the Glimmer found in the Winter months. Stashenko is known for her architectural landscapes defined by their uniquely graphic quality, represented in this piece by its cohesive palette and clear sense of visual hierarchy.

Pictured: Joe Smith, CA – Autumn Road, scratchboard, 13×17”

Artist member Joe Smith (CA) has the unique position of working primarily in scratchboard. Scratchboard is a form of engraving where the artist scratches a layer of ink off of a covered surface, revealing the layer beneath. This technique allows the artist to render detail and texture in a manner unlike any other medium — a quality quite evident in Autumn Road.

Pictured: Ginny Zanger, CA – The Pond in Ice II, watercolor on yupo paper, 25×38”

The Glimmer of winter is most defined by the intrinsic qualities of ice and snow, and Copley Artist Ginny Zanger provides an excellent perspective on this notion. Zanger defines her work as being inspired by “Nature’s flow”. This inspiration has led to the evocative composition of The Pond in Ice II and its subtle layering of textures and tones.