Inner Space Fine Arts in North Reading has announced its first group exhibition of 2022, kicking off what promises to be a busy and creative year for the young gallery. “Three in Conversation” will include works by a trio of New England painters, including two with North Shore ties: Carolyn Latanision from Winchester, Juni Van Dyke from Manchester and Paul J. Noël from Maine.
Inner Space opened in March 2020, just before the COVID-19 pandemic shut down most commercial and cultural activities. It is now up and running and eager to welcome guests for its first major event of the year. The gallery aims to be a unique, welcoming and accessible space showcasing original works by acclaimed New York and New England artists working in a range of mediums and genres, including abstract encaustics, oils and inks. , painterly landscapes in watercolor and pastel, mono and linocut graphic prints, and photography of the iconic region. Handcrafted pottery, jewelry, wooden and glass objects are also on display.
“Three in Conversation” will run from April 2 to May 14, with a public vernissage with the artists on April 2 from 5 to 7 p.m.
Carolyn Latanision has been honored with numerous awards and achieving Signature Membership in both the American Watercolor Society and the National Watercolor Society as well as Signature Membership in many national societies including Rocky Mountain, Hudson Valley and Pennsylvania Watercolor Societies. In 2017, his painting was chosen as the best award-winning painting at the National Watercolor Society International Exhibition. Originally from Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, Latanision now resides in Winchester and works out of his studio in Woburn.
Juni Van Dyke’s work is held in the permanent collection of the Cape Ann Museum in Gloucester and in numerous galleries and private collections. Juni is the recipient of several awards and grants, including the St. Botolph Foundation Award, grants from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, and an Honorary Citation from the Massachusetts Senate for Outstanding Contribution to the Arts. Her work was selected by furniture retailer Room & Board for inclusion in their limited edition art series and is displayed across the United States at Room & Board stores. Van Dyke has a studio in Manchester.
Paul J. Noël is a master figurative painter living in Wells, Maine. He exhibited throughout New England and enjoyed a large following of private collectors. His background in interior design taught him the power of color and composition and he imagines his canvases as rooms to be explored. Light, form, texture and elements of surprise are all part of designing a beautiful piece and creating a captivating painting that the viewer can feel part of.