If one word could describe the Southern Vermont Arts Center “Yester House 2021 Solo Exhibitions,” it is eclectic. In two words, wonderfully diverse.
On view until September 26, the popular exhibition includes work by 10 artists selected to have their work shown in individually dedicated galleries. Works ranging across various media share the creative use of photography, welded metal art, egg tempera painting, ceramics, Japanese woodblock printing and more.
Charlotte Ghiorse’s work, with its large installation “Polling Place” and black-and-white images about poverty, convey social justice art. She was inspired by her relationship with the Fire Department of New York in the 1990s, which led to her portrayal of the events of 9/11 in Manhattan.
Christian Schoenig’s “Forged Scales” reveal fish sculptures and welded metal art that transforms industrial bits and cast-off metal pieces into beasts of land, sea, air and myth representing organic living sculptured creatures.