White River Gallery at BALE

A storefront community space on town green also serves as a gallery with rotating artists.

White River Gallery at BALE
35 South Windsor Street
South Royalton, Vermont 05068
(802) 498-8438

Hours:
Monday-Friday, 10AM-4PM
and by appointment

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ART ON VIEW

Gerald Auten: Graphite on Paper
September 17-December 16, 2018

Gerald Auten uses graphite pencils or powdered graphite on dense, smooth hot-pressed paper. To the powdered graphite, he uses a bonding element–WD40, turpentine, linseed oil–sometimes buffing the hardened surface. The affect is luminous, deeply saturated, mysterious. He preserves the night, as he clouds, tilts, and lifts off.

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Image:
Free Fall
by Gerald Auten
14″x18″
graphite on paper
Courtesy of the artist and White River Gallery at BALE, South Royalton


PREVIOUS EXHIBITIONS

Streams of Light: Susan G. Scott
July 17-August 26, 2018

The landscape paintings of Susan G. Scott come from exploring the stream that runs beside her woodland studio in Chelsea. Each summer she sketches ankle-deep in water to convey the abstract privacy and intricacy of this natural space. In the winter months, she paints in her Montreal studio from these watercolor studies. Scott’s large, oil on canvas paintings, “Streams of Light”, evoke the delicate open aesthetic of Asian watercolors, allowing the white of the canvas to convey light and space, along with her rich shades of undulating tone.

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Image:
The World Is Round
by Susan G. Scott
60″x144″
oil on canvas
2017
Courtesy of the artist and White River Gallery at BALE, South Royalton


“Petroglyphs, Flora and Frenzied Encounters”: The Hand-Pulled Prints of Betsey Garand
April 2-June 15, 2018

Artist talk: Saturday, May 5, 3PM
Artist reception: Saturday, May 5, 4-6PM

These recent prints of Betsey Garand represent the continuous balance and growth of physical and psychological life. The colors are layered biomorphic and geometric shapes, combining delicate nuances with accents of vibrancy and transparency. Garand uses a combination of techniques: woodcut, monotype, pochôir, spit-bite aquatint, lift-ground aquatint, and à la poupée. The prints create the luscious varieties of form, color, and change inherent in nature. These works are fluid, amorphic, richly colored, and intensely dynamic.

(text adapted from the venue’s press materials)

Image:
Continuum 15
by Betsey Garand
27.25″x22.25″
cognate, monotype and pochôir
edition 1 of 1
2018
Courtesy of the artist and White River Gallery at BALE, South Royalton


John F. Parker: “10:05 A Train to Chicago”
October 16-December 31, 2017

Artist reception: Saturday, October 21, 4-7PM

After 40 years of designing and building houses, John F. Parker is now focusing on his lifelong passion of creating sculptural wall assemblages. Mechanical, geometric, and often with a story, these works represent the timelessness of old found materials, using only the original color and patina of the wood and objects.

(text adapted from the venue’s press materials)

Image:
Assemblage #3
by John F. Parker
found objects, wood
2017
Courtesy of the artist and White River Gallery at BALE, South Royalton


Patrick Dunfey: Large Paintings on Paper
July 17-September 30, 2017

Large paintings on paper, some measuring 60”x85”, represent Patrick Dunfey’s latest work, created in 2017. The paintings are made on hot press watercolor paper using tempera and pigmented gesso. This dynamic new work in flat planes of saturated color alters perspective, exposing water and wood in unusual relationships. Shredded trees along a rushing stream, a lone dock on a still lake, a cabin door with a thin stream of light. In this expanded scale, these dominant images might jar long-forgotten memories; mysterious evocations. Also included in this exhibition are small, framed paintings on linen.

A New Hampshire native, Patrick Dunfey received his BFA in painting from Rhode Island School of Design in 1981. He has lived in Hanover, New Hampshire since 1985, and is Head of Exhibitions Design and Planning at the Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth College.

(text adapted from the venue’s press materials)

Image:
Breach
by Patrick Dunfey
60″x85″
tempera and gesso on paper
2017
Courtesy of the artist and White River Gallery at BALE, South Royalton


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Brenda Garand: “Touching at a Distance”
September 23-December 15, 2016

White River Gallery’s autumn show is sculptures and paintings by Brenda Garand. These delicate and powerful works are made with cold-rolled steel, flood clay, wool from the Johnson Woolen Mills, quills from the eastern porcupine, her own walnut ink, and black felt paper reminiscent of her days roofing with her father. Garand welds and forms everything herself, creating unique works of art. She is the recipient of a Fulbright Grant to France; a Fulbright Berlin Seminar; The Marion and Jasper Whiting Foundation Grant to Bayeux, France; The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Grant, and many others. Residencies include Yaddo, Ragdale, Dorland Mountain Arts Colony, Atelier Silex in Quebec, and the Pouch Cove Foundation in Newfoundland. Brenda Garand is a Professor of Studio Art at Dartmouth College for the past 21 years and lives and works in Vermont.

(text adapted from the venue’s press materials)

Images:
Left
Deluge #2
by Brenda Garand
30″x22″
India ink, walnut ink, flood clay
Courtesy of the artist and White River Gallery at BALE, South Royalton

Right
Deluge #4
by Brenda Garand
30″x22″
India ink, walnut ink, flood clay
Courtesy of the artist and White River Gallery at BALE, South Royalton


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“Fully Involved: Bunny Harvey Paintings”
June 25-September 11, 2016

Bunny Harvey’s semi-abstract landscapes offer the viewer a different world: whizzing photons in the light; disappearing and reappearing electrons in birdsong; hieroglyphics embedded in the forest; vast space, dense heat, cool shadows. It is a vibrant, hidden, extrasensory world that seems to fragment, fall apart, and crack open perceptions of our surroundings.

(text adapted from the venue’s press materials)

Image:
Wind Frame
by Bunny Harvey
66″x54″
oil on canvas
2006
Courtesy of the artist and White River Gallery at BALE, South Royalton


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James Vogler: “Who Turned On the Light”
April 16-June 30, 2016

“Who Turned On The Light” features the abstract oil paintings of James Vogler. This new exhibit of light and color, curated by Dian Parker, celebrates the joy and delight of spring with soft, yet energetic, whimsical paintings.

After receiving his Masters in painting, James Vogler worked for 9 years as an art installer for the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, continuing to develop his style of color field abstraction. Today he lives and paints in Charlotte.

The opening artist reception is Saturday, April 16, 4-6PM with an artist talk at 5PM.

(text adapted from the venue’s press materials)

Image:
One Way
by James Vogler
36″x36″
oil on canvas
2016
Courtesy of the artist and White River Gallery at BALE, South Royalton