JESSICA ALPERN, ALLISON MAY KIPHUTH AND HELEN MUSSELWHITE
Portsmouth, NH – This April, Nahcotta exhibits a group show comprised of three incredibly talented women who focus primarily on working within mixed media and beguiling three-dimensional imagery. The work of Jessica Alpern, Allison May Kiphuth, and Helen Musselwhite is on view from April 5 until April 28 and the opening reception is Friday, April 5, from 5-8 p.m., concurrent with Portsmouth’s downtown art walk.
Alpern, a Brooklyn resident with a degree from the New England School of Photography who, upon making the change from film to digital photography, embraced the hands-on experience of creating with cut paper, produces urban images with the delicacy of draping clotheslines and powerlines, as well as bicycles, mix tapes, nests, and hand-holding couples. Allison May Kiphuth lives and works in Portsmouth, New Hampshire and her mixed media (watercolor, ink, thread, pins, paper, et cetera) dioramas reside within antique boxes, often incorporating layered landscapes and diminutive characters such as penguins, dinosaurs, robots, and whales, emanating a somewhat fantastical aspect. Kiphuth considers these individual dioramas to be single images from a larger, imagined narrative. The gorgeous three-dimensional paper creations of owls, cottages, butterflies, and gardens (among other vignettes) from Northwestern U.K.’s Helen Musselwhite are nothing short of jaw-dropping embodiments of craftsmanship, patience, and beauty. All three artists share massive amounts of individual talent and distinct visions in their work, as well as unflagging devotion to their respective and complementary crafts.
The opening reception for this trio of artists is free and open to the public and will take place at Nahcotta on the evening of Friday, April 5, 5-8pm. Nahcotta is located at 110 Congress Street in downtown Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
Friday, April 5, 2013, 5-8pm
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