"Curator's Choice" show opens at Chace-Randall

"Curator's Choice" show opens at Chace-Randall

Andes — Chace-Randall Gallery presents “Curator’s Choice,” a group exhibition by the gallery’s permanently exhibiting artists from March 8 to May 4. A reception for the artists is scheduled for Saturday, March 8 from 5 to 7 p.m.
A strong believer in the work of each and every one of her artists, gallery Owner/Director Zoe Randall admits that not every painting, photograph, sculpture or print in the gallery strikes a cord within her as deep as another does. Yet, she is always reticent to point out her favorites. “Although the gallery is very much about my personal aesthetic, I don’t love every piece in which I do find merit. Relevance may not be subjective, but taste is,” says Randall. “It’s my job to present the finest works I can, but never to intrude upon one’s personal taste,” she says.
Still, Randall finds that her customers, more often than not, want to know which pieces she prefers over others—which pieces she would chose for her own home. “Curator’s Choice” is the opportunity to find out.
Participating artists include Kim Alderman, Rimer Cardillo, Keith Cardwell, Grant Collier, Laura Di Nello, Michael Fauerbach, Deborah Freedman, Judith Lamb, Inverna Lockpez, Patrick McCay, E. Ira McCrudden, Jenny Nelson, Fawn Potash, Alberto Rey, Christine Rodin, Christie Scheele, Nat Thomas and Marie Vickerilla.
These “favorites” should not be mistaken for “all time favorite works,” as Randall can recount many of her favorite pieces that have already been placed in other private collections. “I have a policy never to red dot something for myself until the end of the show—out of a sense of fairness and courtesy to my customers. So favorites slip away,” she explains, adding that it’s often difficult to remember she is in this business to deal, not collect. These new “favorites” are gleaned from artists’ studios and the Chace-Randall closet.
A sneak preview: Christine Rodin’s “Pear,” sepia-tone silver gelatin print will emerge from the closet, as will Nat Thomas’ piece of fiber art, “Marking Time,” and Marie Vickerilla’s “White,” oil on canvas. There will be new works, never before exhibited, including a new railroad piece by Inverna Lockpez, cherries in still life by Judith Lamb, and a wonderfully dark storm landscape by Christie Scheele.
Chace-Randall Gallery is located at 49 Main Street, Andes. Preseason gallery hours: Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and by appointment. For more information call 676-4901 or visit www.chacerandallgallery.com.