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Burlington City Arts

Maltex Building

The Maltex Building, located at 431 Pine St, holds four floors of artwork curated by the BCA's External Exhibitions Program. This venue features artwork from nine Vermont artists, rotating bi–annually, and can be visited during regular business hours (Monday - Friday 7am - 7pm). 

 

CURRENT EXHIBITION:

October 2019 – April 2020

 


 

Kelly O'Neal

Calm, photograph on canvas, 24" x 36"

 

O’Neal creates ethereal, painterly landscape photographs through intentional camera movement, evoking the beauty of place.  Unlike most photographers, she seeks to move the camera during exposure, relying on years of practice to create the look she wants on her digital film.  Rather than documenting what your eyes directly see, she captures colors & shapes and seeks to evoke the essence of a locale and its quintessential moments. 

 

 

Mareva Millarc

Abstract Tango, acrylic on canvas, 30" x 48"

 

Millarc is motivated by the love of painting and creates art that is free of representational reference. She delves into each piece with passion, intuition, and vision. Each painting becomes a deliberate dance of joy as each mark reveals beauty and truth. Spending time in the studio each day she delights in the freedom to voice her thoughts and feelings, translating them into abstract forms of expression.  With no reference to the real world, she eagerly explores the wild places where hidden feelings dwell. Through her work, she hopes to share her experience as something to behold.

 

Boston Neary

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Sailboats in Fog, photograph, 20" x 24"

 

Nature photography is Boston’s driving passion. Being outdoors and capturing these moments brings her incredible joy – and what makes her incredibly happy is the ability to share it.  She truly believes that Vermont has brought out the artist in her. She has a long list of bucket places to visit, but she also knows she is incredibly blessed to be able to walk out her front door to catch Vermont’s incredible beauty. Her photography has been featured on/in: WCAX-TV; Vermont Magazine; Burlington Free Press; capturemyvermont.com; Lake Champlain Committee; Lake Champlain Maritime Museum; Dragonheart Vermont and Best of Central Vermont Magazine. 

 

Nissa Kauppila

Wú Tí 43, Chinese watercolor and pigment on rice paper

 

Kauppila’s immersion in Chinese painting has awakened a sense of fragility; her work explores the use of line and color as tendrils of tension while embodying a sense of wonderment for the natural and industrial worlds. She challenges the notion of context, forcing the viewer to confront the abrupt beauty of life and death through the explosive movements in color, line and depth. Kauppila was born in Vermont and holds a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and an M.Ed. from the University of Vermont. Her paintings are exhibited internationally, with current and future exhibitions in mainland China, Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea, and the United States.

 

Marcie Scudder

She's Loved, photograph, 20" x 28"

 

Scudder’s journey as an artist began almost two decades ago as a means of slowing down and recording the world through her camera’s lens. As a self-taught photographic fine artist, writer and yogini – she believes in the transformative healing powers of daily practice as a means of connecting to the spirit that resides within. By yoking together the ancient teachings of yoga with her passion and love for the animal and natural world, Marcie’s art acts as a visual and verbal expression of simplicity, silence, solitude and self. Like life itself, her art is an ever-evolving process. She likens it to a Vinyasa yoga practice, a continuous connection between movement and breath. Currently, Marcie lives and works in Stowe, VT. From her treetop studio, she finds inspiration in the changing seasons and majestic views of the mountains. 

 

Ross Berry

Tempus Nemo, acrylic on canvas, 48" x 36"

 

Ross was born in a small house in Jericho Vermont in 1984. His childhood was spent roaming through the woods and fields by day or night. This is where the greater portion of his inspiration comes. Though he’s only been painting since 2017, he spent the last 10 years as a jewelry artist. Art has always been a prominent part of his life and he encourages all whose soul seeks expression, to pursue their own creativity.

 

Mark La Rosa

Creemes, Canteen Lemon and Honey, photograph, 13" x 19"

 

Mark has been a fine art photographer since studying at the International Center of Photography in New York in the mid-1990s. A heightened awareness of how space and environment play an outsize role in our perceptions of ourselves is central to Mark's work. He is a bit of a traditionalist and still shoots medium- and large-format color film for all his fine art photography.  His past work has focused on graffiti-covered trees, the interiors of anonymous cars, and the beguiling border-industrial landscape just beyond the boundaries of Jersey City, New Jersey.  He fully embraces the landscape, flora and fauna of Vermont in his current work, and is also working on a long-term project in the Adirondack Park.

Mark grew up in Michigan and now lives in Montpelier, Vt., with a with a 22-year layover in New York between the upper Midwest and Vermont.    He made a living during his New York years photographing architecture and interior design for numerous architectural clients and was on the faculty of the NY School of Interior Design.  His work in this realm has been published widely and graces the pages of a comprehensive book on residential interior design published in 2018 by Clarkson Potter and NYSID.  Mark's fine art photography has been exhibited in the U.S. and abroad.

 

Michael McGuire

Miniscule Mother, photograph, 11" x 14"

 

We live in a troubled time of worldwide ecosystemic peril caused by our human actions. The wilderness is what we come from yet connections to it in today’s society are waning. Conveying its importance to all is what I strive to contribute with imagery. My approach in photography is highlighting on small slices of time to show the seemingly insignificant, but incredibly intricate and beautiful interactions that happen on an everyday basis in the natural world.

The ultimate aim of my work, however, is to inspire a fascination and respect for every type of living creature we share this vast world with. No matter how large or small, weird or cute, feathery or scaly, they are all wild and wonderful. I believe that the power of photography can be used to push for the conservation of our planet in a time when it needs it the most. My images are always obtained ethically with the wellbeing of the creatures being photographed in mind, never baited or harassed. I hope to present these creatures as naturally as I can and display their details, emotions, character, and unique behavior as artistically as they have been created by the laws of nature.

 

All artwork is available for sale. For more information, to purchase, or to see additional works by these artists, please contact Kate Ashman at (802) 865-7296 or kashman@burlingtoncityarts.org