Out on a Limb

Out on a Limb, an exhibition of works by three Eclipse Mill resident artists, explores the creative process and how it engenders a final product. The artists employ painting, collage, fiber art, and preliminary drawing to embody how new ideas push change. This exhibition features new and in-process works by:

Debi Pendell
Sarah Sutro
Betty Vera


Taking new risks in art making is like being “out on a limb.” Pendell, Sutro, and Vera veer away from previous work, watch shoots emerge that change their path, and work underground on ideas that break out from time to time into surprising new work. Entering the studio is a process of not knowing what will come next, and Out on a Limb bucks tradition by shining a spotlight on this process.

The artists vary in their techniques and materials—paint, paper, yarn, photography, ink—but they find common ground in approaches to layering and complex abstraction using materials, surface, and subject. They are open to following the thread of their work into new dimensions, and invite the viewer to witness the process of change as it takes place in their artwork.

More information about each artist can be found on her respective website: www.bettyvera.comwww.sarahsutro.com, and www.debipendell.com.


Opening Reception
The opening reception, which is free and open to the public, will be held on Saturday, September 30, 2017 from 6-8pm at the gallery in the Eclipse Mill Artist Lofts in downtown North Adams. Click here to share this event on Facebook!

On View
Out on a Limb 
will be on view from September 30-October 29, 2017. The gallery will be open Fridays through Sundays from 12pm to 5pm, and by appointment.

Extended gallery hours during North Adams Open Studios: Saturday, October 14 and Sunday, October 15 from 11am-5pm.