Martha Scott Burton studied and worked in New York, graduating Magna Cum Laude from Columbia University with a BA in art history. She then worked for the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Morgan Library and Museum, a contemporary art gallery and for a private artist studio. While in New York, she began her photography practice on 35mm and 120mm film. She currently shoots with a Leica m6 and a Hasselblad 500c/m. Martha Scott is currently a graduate student in Austin, Texas, pursuing a degree in art history and African-american studies with a concentration in studio art.


Images from the White Continent

Artist Statement

“In December of 2016, I took a six-week sabbatical from work and was fortunate enough to visit Antarctica. I approached the continent then with a deep sense of gratitude, which would soon be overtaken by awe.

Moving through Antarctic waters felt like traversing another planet. Known as the White Continent for the color of its icy, snowy landscapes, Antarctica also shares an astonishing display of greys and surprises you with bright electric blues. The animals here exist in innocence. The only human visitors they receive generally treat them with respect and their resulting lack of fear for us is reflected in surprising states of intimacy and repose. Though your experience may be punctuated by tremendous displays of life—visiting a penguin colony with tens of thousands of inhabitants—the overall experience is one of surprising tranquility. Moments of animal community are just as likely to be balanced by moments of solitary animal experiences. This environment then—alien as it is—speaks to us of our own experience, even as we are reminded that we are strangers in a strange and beautiful land. All the more reason for us to approach this great continent with curiosity and wonder, but especially with care.

These photographs were taken over just five days visiting the Antarctic Peninsula.

Sean Bowen

Artist Statement

After exhibiting in New York City and New England since the mid 90's, including 14 one-man shows and 26 group shows, Sean Bowen is now calling his Rhinebeck studio home (fresher air, a slower pace, and steps away from his Harley...).

His latest work is entitled "Icons": The Icons are drawn from Sean's influences in the arts, politics, and history. Colorful and graphically alive, they represent the music, ideals, and artistic abandon he shares. Though Sean may have relocated to the country, the city streets remain in his artistic senses. "My main objective is to create mood for the viewer through my use of color, texture, and expression," Bowen says.

His formal training included the Silvermine Guild of Artists, Paier School of Art,the University of Oregon and the Streets and Sidewalks of NYC.


Artist Statement

People say that current political art does not address power, but shows how it works. Central to
my art is the depiction of the sad workings of my society’s power, and the contrast of pleasurable
daily life that many of us enjoy. It is important to me that my presentations of this reality be
accessible to many. I therefore emphasize screen, relief, and lithographic prints on paper, which can be produced in multiple, and priced moderately. And, I involve community members in making art, thus my collaborative books. The materials that compose the one-of-a-kind collages that also appear in this exhibit are, in that same vein, cheap and rough - paper and cardboard. They have been created with pencil, scissors, glue and a copying machine.

Mary Jo Carew

Mary Jo Carew

From my early days as an art student I was inspired by the French Impressionists. In 2008 this inspiration extended to the Plein Air painters of California, from the turn of the century to the present. Experiencing nature’s wonders first hand, and then translating those experiences onto canvas with oil paint continues to inspire me. The changing light, color, and rhythms of the environment never cease to stir my imagination. Lately, I have also enjoyed painting landscapes in my studio, using my plein air sketches and photos as inspiration.

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