Joerg Dressler’s work is driven by nature and how we perceive it. When he is in the studio, he paints solely from memory. As a result, disjointed experiences of the seen and learned are re-assembled, creating a reality of their own. Joerg’s evocative, vigorous paintings derive from a sincere dialogue between the representational and the abstract, the conceptual consciousness and pure spontaneity.
For her first exhibit at the Alden Gallery, New Hampshire-based artist Heather Toland is completing a series of hyper-real close-up oil portraits of individual billiard balls from an old junked set. “My paintings focus on details of the antediluvian,” Heather says, “expounding the distinctive textures and colors of surfaces long ago discarded.