Galleries : Interpretations: New show at Dragonfly
Nora Charney Rosenbaum, Marilyn Ruseckas, and Dennis Lucas are the artists being featured at Dragonfly Gallery's new show, "Interpretations," this weekend. The Oak Bluffs gallery will host an open house showcasing their work.
who paints oil on copper, with one of her works at Dragonfly Gallery. Photo by Susan Safford
A Massachusetts native who currently lives in Vermont, Ms. Ruseckas is a long-time landscape painter. She graduated from the School of the Worcester Art Museum in Worcester in 1980. None of the work she will show this weekend has been seen on the Vineyard.
Using mostly pastels, the artist describes her work and palate as bold. "I like to push the medium towards rich and bold in both design and in color," she writes on her website. "The character of my work oscillates between realism and abstraction."
Dennis Lucas, a traditional Cape School oil impressionist and plein air painter, celebrates his fourth season with the Dragonfly Gallery. At 2 pm on Saturday, Mr. Lucas will be outside the gallery, brush in hand, to demonstrate his style and discuss his work. Mr. Lucas prefers on-site, or plein air, painting. "I will work from photos in the winter, but sometimes even in the winter I paint outside," he says.
Though an artist since childhood, it wasn't until the early 90s that Mr. Lucas made art a priority. After working in an office for many years, he enrolled in Massachusetts College of Art and Design in 1992. "It was time to figure out what I wanted to do with my life," he says.
Mr. Lucas spent a good deal of time on Cape Cod in Truro and Provincetown. His studies of the Truro cottages will be displayed in the show. "These cottages are very popular and iconic, so the paintings are very powerful," he says. Completed in the sunlight, the images are warm in tone. To create a contrast, he will also display a collection of cooler colored, grey-day studies, along with Vineyard images.
The work of Boston-based painter Nora Charney Rosenbaum, the third participating artist, has shown Dragonfly for the last five years. "The Dragonfly Gallery is a lovely place and I am happy to be part of it," she says.