Still Life in a Turning World at Fenêtre Gallery

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The opening was actually packed. I lucked out when I took this photo.

This past Friday I ventured out in the cold to go to an opening at Fenêtre Gallery in Harrisburg, PA featuring Pam Cummings and her sister, Linda Cummings‘ work. You might remember that Pam was featured in the Artist of the Month section here awhile back.

Peek-A-Boo Vase © Pam Cummings
Peek-A-Boo Vase © Pam Cummings.

I love Pam’s work with the simple arcs and elegant shapes reminiscent of Japanese work, but still here own. It was highlighted here as well as some new pieces I hadn’t seen before that were rougher and more primal. These were more textured, some rolled-up, and missing the smooth lines of her more familiar work. These pieces were a bit more wabi-sabi. Of course, I love them!

Drawn Under Series © Linda Cummings
Drawn Under Series © Linda Cummings

I hadn’t seen Pam’s sister, Linda’s work before and her photographs were a nice counterpoint to the ceramic work. There looked to be work from two different series, one involving some close-up, abstracted photos of plants, and another that had drawings and writing viewed through rippling water. The lines that arc and are distorted mesh up well with the two kinds of work that Pam had in the show.

Still Point in a Turning World runs through February 7th and Fenêtre Gallery is open on Wednesdays from 4-6pm at the Midtown HACC location – 1500 North 3rd Street, second floor.

Water Bodies © Linda Cummings
Water Bodies © Linda Cummings
Look Within Platter © Pam Cummings
Look Within Platter © Pam Cummings