April 2 - April 27, 2014
First Friday: April 4, 5 - 9 pm
Artist Reception: Sunday, April 6, 2 - 4 pm
Landscape exerts a powerful siren call, even for an abstract artist. Through the first half of her career, Constance Cone was a still life photographer who worked in platinum and palladium. The pull of landscape exerted itself as she began to work in the field, finding ways to use the special look of those two non-silver techniques. When she moved into painting and printmaking while getting her MFA at the University of Pennsylvania, her work took a detour into the totally abstract. But once again, the paintings began to look and feel more and more like landscape. She now says: “I am, unabashedly, a landscape artist with a healthy dose of the abstract thrown in.”
Over the past two years, Cone has been interested in two rather differing landscapes: western scenes with a very limited though gorgeous palette and water views which feel much more representational. The pastels for this show have emerged side by side.