Join Gallery Night Providence at The Brooklyn Coffee Tea & Guest House for our Summer 2019 Exhibition, showcasing work by Helen Roy and Suzanne Housley-Noonan.
The exhibition will be on view on the first floor of the Brooklyn Coffee House located at 209 Douglas Ave, in Providence, RI from July 2nd – August 30. Gallery hours are Tuesday – Saturday 8am-2pm and by appointment.
Join us for the Opening Reception during the Providence Gallery NIght event on Thursday, July 18th from 6–8pm. Light refreshments will be served. Free on and off-street parking is available.
Helen Roy is an artist and educator living in Westerly Rhode Island. The theme of Roy’s work is "A Celebration of Color" As a self-taught artist she considers herself very fortunate to have had the opportunity to fall in love with painting after working over 30 years as a Learning Specialist. Roy recognizes that the first reaction to visual art is what is seen, but believes the most important response is how a painting makes you feel. What emotion does the piece evoke? When you take a painting into a space you are bringing the energy you as an individual receive from the work. The hope being that a colorful vibrant painting can help transform a down or dark emotion.
Roy’s mediums are acrylic or oil paint on canvas and wood. She typically paints in a few different styles. Some of her work consists of clean lines and geometric shapes. While she enjoys symmetry she often uses asymmetry to catch the viewer off guard. Other pieces are abstract seascapes or non representational colors blending into each other. Helen tries to challenge expectations and perceptions of what we see by using color, shapes, lines and a palate knife to encourage both movement and capture emotion.
Inspired by nature’s sublime beauty. Susanne uses paint and a needle to recreate our natural environment as an embroidery textile or what she calls “Painted Threads” Sh explores the transition from painting to textile with a combination of exposed and overlapping mixed medium. The movement between sewing and painting creates a balance between paint and threads. Landscapes are a constant theme in my work. Photos are the starting point and my sketches.
Suzanne includes all kinds of hand and machine stitches and often some elements of other fiber techniques such as dyeing, fusing, beading, cut and slashing the fabric.
Light Refreshments will be served
FREE off-street parking is available.