SALT Gallery opens Jane Gilbert exhibit March 6
For the month of March, SALT Gallery (830 Fleming St., www.saltislandprovisions.com) will feature a collection of rich, abstract paintings by local artist Jane Gilbert. To celebrate Gilbert’s works, SALT will be hosting an opening reception at the gallery from 5-7 p.m. on Friday, March 6.
Jane Gilbert’s artistic career has garnered multiple awards for her paintings, prints and photographs. She has works in major private and public collections, including Harvard University’s Fogg Art Museum, University of Maine, University of New England, and the Farnsworth Museum in Rockland, Maine; and has received project grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Anne McKee Artist Fund in Key West, and the Florida Keys Council of the Arts. In 2014 she curated the exhibit “The Abstract Eye” for the Florida Keys Council of the Arts.
Gilbert’s painting subjects range from landscapes of woods, seashores and gardens to more abstract compositions with rich, sensual layers of lines, marks and fields of color, using the natural world as a base.
“I paint in response to a place, an object or an idea, or to the simple joy of putting line and color on canvas, and seeing where it takes me,” Gilbert said. “For this show at Salt Gallery, I thought about light spilling from the sun or moon onto the ocean and land-forms below. My aim is to convey some of the magic, mystery and excitement of the lush natural world around us, and to create a painting that will resonate over time.”
“Each one of Jane’s pieces has such soul and we are so happy to have them on the walls at SALT,” says gallery owner Laura Richardson. “Her ethereal pieces have so much depth and richness, they complement the vibe of the gallery perfectly.”
SALT Gallery features an eclectic collection of local art, local sea salts, jewelry, pottery, wine and Florida Keys honey. Gallery owners Maria Sharpe and Laura Richardson feature a new artist each month at SALT. Gilbert’s work will remain on display until the end of the month. For more information, call 305-517-6088 or visit www.saltislandprovisions.com.