Sanford Smith Fine Art is pleased to present the work of six fabulous female artists for the holiday season. The show features several works by Lakeville based artist Karen LeSage whose beautiful oil paintings fuse the magnificent colors of the Berkshire landscape with the minimalist aesthetic of the color field painters. LeSage’s large haunting landscapes are displayed beside realist painter Kathleen Kolb whose canvases have pleased audiences from New York to Vermont. Kolb, a native of Vermont, teaches at Middlebury College and uses her work to highlight the beauty of the out of doors. Mira Lehr, an artist trained by the likes of Robert Motherwell and Buckminster Fuller uses mixed media to create works that investigate the line between the abstract and the natural; the decorative and the expressionistic. Three of her works are featured in this show.
Artists Wendy Goldberg and Pat Hogan both use their work to reflect their love and appreciation of the natural world around us. Pat Hogan’s watercolors focus on the often overlooked details of our surroundings, the eddies of water snaking around a rock as a stream rushes by or the patterns of light that fall across pebbles as water wraps itself around them. Wendy Goldberg’s pastels examine the blurred colors of the Berkshires constantly changing landscape whether it be the smudge of shadow on drying grasses in the afternoon sun or the smears of smoke rising up from the mills in Housatonic on a moonlit evening. Last but certainly not least, we have included one work of powerhouse artist Judy Pfaff. Pfaff is the recipient of the prestigious MacArthur Fellowship and the director of the art program at Bard College. Her consistently intriguing work has been internationally admired. We are pleased to present this diverse collection of women artists who represent work from a wide range of style and media.