News and events:
Very exciting news!!! I’ve just (finally) updated the website and now have a real deal professional URL! You can still reach me here at loomisart.wordpress.com, but now you can also just go to the simple and easy to remember: cloomisart.com
This by the way, is also my new art-dedicated Instagram handle (cloomisart), so only one name to remember! Plan to be posting lots of new stuff there soon, but it will all make it here eventually for posterity. May start a Patreon account too, we’ll see…
Although my current exhibit is under temporary lockdown (see below), I plan to leave it up until the fine folks of Hopshire reopen so they (and hopefully you!) can still enjoy it for a bit longer. Can’t make them stare at blank walls now can I?!
However, I am also currently planning an installation at Bright Leaf Vineyard in nearby King Ferry, NY. This will be going up as soon as possible, but currently indoor spaces are still restricted so no set date yet, keep you posted!
Hope you are staying safe and finding some moments of grace.
Seasons in the FLX
Recent Paintings and Drawings at Hopshire
*Works Are Currently in Isolation at Hopshire Farm & Brewery…
I had installed a nice array of newer works representing the cycle of the seasons here in the Finger Lakes just a little before this pandemic. Since New York has paused the show has been extended a bit, although it does limit the audience…
Above: Sunrise, Rocky Dock
Selected past exhibition news:
Dream of Spring
New works on paper at Damiani Wine Cellars
Opening reception: Thursday April 26, 5:30-7:30
On display through May!
In honor of the changing seasons, the works in this exhibit were created to brighten the tasting room at Damiani, and my hope is that they will lift your spirits as well. I chose to focus on our beautiful lake views and dramatic skylines, particularly the breathtaking vistas of Seneca and Cayuga lakes.
My partner, Clarissa Plank, and I currently have a wide variety of our works on display in the beautiful carriage house at the Self Discovery Wellness Arts Center in Montrose, PA. Details at wellnessarts.com, the exhibit is scheduled to close after this weekend, but may be viewable by appointment for a short while longer… Our deepest thanks to Anna D’Andrea, manager of the center, for coordinating the show and inviting us to exhibit in her space.
You can also catch two of my newer pastel sunset drawings in a juried group show in Lansing, NY now through June 25th. The annual East Shore Festival of the Arts is going on now in the Lansing town hall complex and features around 26 local artisans. Details at ESFOTA.com.
INTERPRETATIONS OF WATER EXHIBIT AT CORNING COMMUNITY COLLEGE
This exhibit was curated by Allison DeDominick, my friend and owner of ARTe (http://www.ARTeFLX.com). The show features work by myself and some fifteen other local artists, all related in some way to the theme of water. There’s a wonderful diversity of work on display here by some big and upcoming names in our region’s art scene. The exhibit is on display through April 10th, more info here: https://www.corning-cc.edu/events/community/interpretations-water
For my own contribution, I created the three new minimalistic drawings you see above. I used the transformative nature of water as my inspiration, drawing some of its different states (a meandering stream, reflective lake and clouds, crashing falls) and focussing only on the shape and form of the water itself. By leaving out any other landscape or contextual elements, I hoped to create somewhat abstract and ambiguous images that capture more a mood and atmosphere than an exact place.
OPENING tonight at waffle frolic!
A varied exhibit of small works on display now through February 28th. I will be on hand this evening for downtown Ithaca’s First Friday Gallery Night and hope you can stop by for some art and waffles 🙂 My thanks to both Waffle Frolic (www.wafflefrolicking.com) and Allison of ARTe (www.ARTeFLX.com) for making this exhibit possible.
‘DRAWN’ on display at csma
Fortunate enough to have three of my waterfall series on exhibit right smack in the middle of downtown Ithaca’s bustling art scene. Arthur Whitman (arts writer for the Times) juried, curated and installed this show of over 50 pieces by 26 local artists. I couldn’t be in better company here, great and diverse exhibit! So happy to be in a show involved with downtown first friday gallery nights as well, I have exhibited in and around town before, but never with as much publicity and exposure. Here’s an excerpt from Warren Greenwood’s review of the show…
“These are somewhat realistic, slightly impressionistic drawings of the Ithaca area waterfalls. Rainbow Falls is perhaps the most spectacular piece: a tall vertical drawing”… “with rushing water splashing through a gorge and into a little circular stone pool. There is a waterfall coming down in the foreground, and one of those Civilian Conservation Corps—Lord of the Rings stone bridges spanning the gorge in the background, and ethereal trees and foliage topping the gorge.
And, to me, the most compelling thing is Loomis has chosen a section of the gorge where the shale and sandstone and siltstone have been carved by a glacier into curving, flowing patterns (like mollusk shells and spinning tops and the canyons of the American Southwest …)
The work is drawn on an olive-green paper with back charcoal and conte crayon, and the flow of the water is rendered in iridescent white conté crayon.
This is an extraordinary, beautiful piece.”
Here are the links to the entire article and the CSMA’s website:
The show runs through 9/26 so two more weeks to catch it!