New Covington Art Gallery Opens Second Show this Weekend
Here’s serendipity: Art collector and businessman Ramesh Malholtra decided to open an art gallery in Covington but needed a gallery director. Suzanna Terrill, who’d operated her own gallery more than a decade ago in Over-the-Rhine before moving to Tennessee had just returned.
Terrill promises the new 124 West Pike Street Gallery will be showing artists from the region – Kentucky, Ohio, and Indiana – both established and “up-and-coming”. What all the shows will have in common, Terrill says, is “work with an edge.”
The gallery opens its second show, Paintings by Barbara Mayerson on Friday from 5 to 9 p.m., then continuing through Oct. 14.
Mayerson, a long-established local artist, uses squares of canvas for her abstracts. ”The square has no top or bottom,” the artist observes. “The square is a focal point of symmetrically oriented organization.”
Terrill agrees. She chose Mayerson, whose work has also been shown at The Carnegie and across Ohio, because it’s “strong, simple – and you can’t stop looking at them.
“Her work is mixed media – acrylic layered with oil, then she adds line drawings with graphite. From a distance they have the textural look of fiber. You look at one and want to know how she did it.”
Mayerson calls her work “an exploration of the unknown, paralleling the ordinary life and ordinary events -- and yet, something else seems to know more than that.”
Paintings by Barbara Mayerson, Sept-15-Oct. 14. 124 West Pike Street Gallery, 124 West Pike Street, Covington. Opening reception 5-9 p.m. Sept. 15. Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. 859-261-0591