art & events
Axom features contemporary visual art from emerging and established artists from the Upstate, Western New York and Finger Lakes Regions. We provide an eclectic continuum of rotating exhibitions which offer our customers and collectors an in-depth understanding of each artists work.
The Gallery at Axom Home Presents
The Garden in Bloom
Saturday April 23, 2022
5pm – 7pm
Exhibition on View from:
April 5 – August 27, 2022
At One with Genesa Crystal | Watercolor | 2018
30.5″ x 36.75″ Framed
Ars Poetica, The Garden in Bloom
The long season of winter makes outdoor painting something very special. Cresting upon springtime brings a frenetic energy that lasts until the bitter winds return.
Working from my home base in Rochester, New York, I have also traveled long distances to devote myself to painting and Art making. Of these explorations is my most treasured and nearby place in the farmlands of the Genesee River Valley,
The Gardens of Linwood.
Linwood is a private property where I set up my painting rig amidst the unique collection of flowering plants and trees. Exuberant blossoming flowers spend their season showing off bold and delicate formations. It is a riotous sensation that bursts wild within the daylight and evening hours. This ongoing activity is one that offers great freedom of expression and complete privacy for experimentation. Here I feel myself able to sink into the act of expression.
My creative process is an act of self-actualization with imagery that is both representational and abstract. I work with several different mediums, depending on the season. Indoor studio activities include printmaking, and abstractions in acrylic and watercolor. Bookbinding and Book Arts also occupy a corner in the studio. I have created hundreds of sketchbooks with fine paper that I use for travelling.
Merging Flora | Watercolor| 2021 | 35″ x 27.5″ Framed
The Garden in Bloom
Carol studied at The Allofus Art Workshop as a youth where she learned the old master’s technique of oil painting, and attended figure drawing sessions. She continued her formal Art education at The School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, majoring in painting and Art glass, and attended a semester abroad in Cortona, Italy, where she returns on a regular basis. Travelling has been a passion for Carol, she has explored many places in Europe with handmade sketchbooks and painting rig in tow. She has attended numerous art workshops and residencies, among them Pilchuck Glass Center, Center for Book Arts, Woman’s Studio Workshop and The Cortona Studies Abroad Program. Her work has been shown in numerous exhibitions and from her studio in the Anderson Arts building.
Carol has recently concluded over three decades on the curatorial staff at The Memorial Art Gallery of The University of Rochester, where she cared for the collection of works on paper. She also ended a shorter period as Art Instructor at SUNY Empire State College.
Find her on Instagram #watereagle217
Flora Melody | Watercolor | 2020 35″ x 27.5″ Framed
October 2021 – February 2022
THE WOODED LANDSCAPE
RECEPTION | October 30, 21 at 5:00pm
Greetings, Friend | Oil on Canvas | 2020 | 24″ x 30″
The motifs for my paintings mostly come from the landscape I can experience on a continuous basis and the place I have taken much inspiration from recently is a walking path by the creek in my village. You enter this path through a break in the trees just off the main road and as you step in you find yourself descending into a light and shade dappled, textured world populated by many tall trees. The village is removed enough that you feel you are in a world apart from the everyday. The ground is uneven and slopes down on the left toward the creek, which meanders closer and farther and again closer to the path until you are alongside of it. The light and wind dance all around you. Birdcalls give a sense of being in an aviary, while the sound of the creek is almost always present. Progress on the path is linear with trees shading your way and keeping time for you as you walk along. The seasons, weather and time of day create varying moods.
Landscape is a multisensory, multidimensional experience for me and this path has provided me with a rich set of sensory details to work with in forming a visual expression that has the quality of a lyrical composition. The patterns and repetitive character of music is analogous to what I like to do in painting; compose the shapes and colors in a way that emphasizes the rhythm and movement that I experience in nature.
Chords for a Rainy Day | Oil on Canvas | 2021 | 28″ x 22″
More Art & Artists
Our region has a wealth of talented artists who create original high quality work. Axom home is unique because we actively explore the connection between Art and Design and the vibe that is created when they visually intersect.
With each exhibition, we enjoy mixing the artwork and with our modern furniture and carefully crafted solid wood case goods to create inspiring room vignettes.
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