Emerging from the Shadows, the latest collection of work from Lancaster based artist Candace Greenberg-Thompson, will be on exhibit in the main gallery at Mulberry Art Studios this November. Emerging from the Shadows will open with a First Friday reception from 5pm until 9pm on November 5th, and will remain on display for the entirety of November.
Candace Greenberg-Thompson is an artist living and working in Lancaster, PA. She is a visual arts teacher at Lancaster Country Day School, a mother, a wife, a yogi, and a collector of images. She has been drawing all her life, and is enamored with the physical act of drawing and the directness of the drawn line in documenting fleeting experiences. Candace uses a wide range of drawing, painting, and printmaking media to create naturalistic and abstract works characterized by layers and organic line. She holds a BS in Art Education from Millersville University, an MFA in Visual Arts from Maryland Institute College of Art, and was an artist-in-residence at the Ragdale Foundation in Lake Forest, IL. Candace has most recently exhibited in Lancaster, Carlisle, and Alexandria, VA.
“I delight in finding tiny surprises in commonplace situations. Light is always important to me, and this body of work highlights the shadow surprises that have brightened my days at home during the COVID-19 pandemic. I have found quiet incidences of beauty and peace in the surprisingly-not-mundane places that include my closet door, curtains, and studio wall. I hope to share my delight with my viewers, as I document these transitory shadows and respond to them through my own lens. I hope to draw viewers closer in order to slow down and notice and to encourage them to be intentional and present in their surroundings so that they, too, may make pleasing discoveries amidst their daily routines.
While I enjoy working with a variety of drawing, painting, and printmaking media, this series compelled me to make pure graphite drawings and oil stick monotypes. I owe my revived obsession with pencil drawing to Lee Bontecou, specifically her book Drawn Worlds that I bought during the COVID quarantine. After pouring over the book and being happily forced to look for new things in my very familiar surroundings, the shadow series began to take shape. I relish in the simplicity and clarity of a pencil line and in the meditative act of building up areas of value. The medium of monotype similarly allows for an immediacy in my process. Layers are a key feature in my work, as they allude to flux, and the potential for change at any given moment. Monotype allows me to work literally with layers to portray light and change, similar to those that I portray with graphite.” -Candace Greenberg-Thompson
Mulberry Art Studios is located in beautiful downtown Lancaster at 19-21 North Mulberry Street, and offers free parking in the private lot behind the gallery. Guests who would like to come in to view the artwork any day after the opening can call the gallery at 717-295-1949. For more info please visit www.mulberryartstudios.com.
Phone: (717) 295-1949
21 N Mulberry Street
Lancaster, Pennsylvania 17603