‘Foundations’ by Ingrid Ellison will open with an artist’s reception from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, at the Unity College Center for the Arts, 42 Depot St. in Unity.

The exhibit will feature drawings and paintings and will run through March 2.

“My job as an artist is to notice. There is a steadiness in a studio practice, and stability in the square and within that framework the possibilities of investigating space, line and color are endless,” said Ellison, according to a news release from Unity College.

“The ritual of daily work; looking, reflecting and making in this space is where I am most grounded. Influenced by Earth’s changing rhythms and seasonal palette, my observations connect me to the observed poetry of place through color line and shape.”

Ellison’s work uses densely colored passages juxtaposed against open and shifting planes of space. Her palette is inspired by the natural world, recognizing the subtleties of the changing light and colors of early spring.

Her work is rooted in the process of applying, wiping and scraping paint in layers, giving evidence to both the hand of the artist, time and impressions of pattern and location.

For more information, contact Ben Potter, Professor of Art and Curator of the Leonard R. Craig Gallery, at 509-7239 or [email protected].

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