Williamstown's Greylock Gallery is putting on a solo exhibition for painter Teri Malo through the month of July. Malo's work struck NCCSC writer Sarah Sutro, who wrote extensively about Malo's ouevre at Greylock in her summer New England gallery review, available here. Writes Sutro:
Teri Malo’s work stands out in its strength and eerie beauty. Her subject, the natural world, is given the attention of a long-beloved friend in tableaux of water and rock surfaces, where light and drifting leaves blend with reflections to create expanses of unusual beauty. Born in Massachusetts, she has studied New England’s geology, weather, seasons and plant growth on the coast of Massachusetts, Maine and further north. Painting in oil on panel, she uses elements of printmaking and water-based media to build up surfaces, keeping the whole in balance as she adds and subtracts layers of paint. Her paintings of granite rock faces as they meet water in such paintings asexpress both the sheer ruggedness of massive rock that sheers into a pond, but also the delicate tracery of cracks that cut across its face, a kind of grid of age, contrasting with drifting lines of pale orange leaves that softly skim across the surface of the water. Soft areas juxtapose with crisply drawn surface technique, with pine trees noted above against a small jagged square of sky, in a satisfying combination of light/dark, figuration/expression much like nature itself.
Greylock Gallery Fine Art
71 Spring Street, Williamstown, MA 01267