Archway Gallery presents There Is Another Garden, featuring new paintings/mixed media by Sherry Tseng Hill and mosaics by Nathan Hill, on view February 1 – March 5, 2020. The artists will be at the opening reception to visit with guests on Saturday, February 1, from 5 – 8 p.m., and will discuss the exhibition in a talk at 6:30 p.m. The artists will host a mosaic demonstration on Sunday, February 9, from 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. and a performance by Traveler on Saturday, February 22, at 7 p.m.
Observing that the plant world is much like the human world, embodying the duality of both opposition and contradiction, as well as balance and harmony, artists Sherry Tseng Hill and Nathan Hill investigate the nature of this duality in their works for this exhibition.
Using mosaic tile, as well as paper, paint, and other materials, each artist explores the possibilities of realism versus abstraction, of the cells that make up the whole, and of the underlying mathematical patterns. The result is a revelation that There is Another Garden, one that can seem both beautiful and strange.
Sherry Tseng Hill, an architect, also studied art history in college and has continually created art throughout her life. Her art resides in both private and public collections. Finding both spiritual renewal and creative inspirations in her garden, she is often seen wrestling weeds from her certified wildlife habitat backyard.
Nathan Hill, a teacher of English, also writes poetry, composes music, and creates mosaic artwork. Passionate about history, he especially loves studying the Byzantine empire, including its art and architecture. He is avidly fashioning his own garden into a place of solace and contemplation.