Sunday, February 15, 2009


Dear ones, Robert has been moving into mixed media and scupture... read below!
And if you are around Jefforsonville , VT , Please see this historical NVAA show at the Bryan Gallery!

Monday, February 2, 2009 REVIEW: NVAA Annual Juried Members Show
Bryan Memorial Gallery, Jeffersonville
February 1 – March 15, 2009
by Janet Van Fleet
The Northern Vermont Artist Association (NVAA) is an artist membership organization with a long history; NVAA had its first exhibit in 1930. For many years NVAA has had an annual members show at the Bryan Memorial Gallery in Jeffersonville. This year, the gallery has mounted two big NVAA shows – a historical exhibition of NVAA members’ work in the front gallery, and the annual juried members show in the rear gallery (see image at left).The Bryan Memorial Gallery is an institution that focuses on work by (and like) its founders, Alden and Mary Bryan, and their contemporaries – primarily Vermont landscapes, still lifes, and genre paintings.
Such works predominate in the annual members exhibit, with a few notable exceptions, the first and foremost being three Aesthetic Machines by Robert W. Brunelle, Jr., the NVAA’s President.Brunelle is known for his highly-saturated acrylic paintings, and as I stood in front of Aesthetic Machine 1 I imagined that bits of one of his paintings had flown off the canvas, KAZOWW, appropriated a third dimension, ZOOP, and KACHINK, assembled themselves into these delightful, compact visual operas. You can even change the scene by turning knobs and cranks that are marked with a small pinhead. But of course such things don’t really happen by magic or intergalactic artmaking, and while he was waiting to participate in a Roundtable before the opening reception, Brunelle revealed that he cuts the elements of these amusing machines from foamcore, and that he got the templates for the gears ( on the backside of Machine1) online... READ THE REST OF ARTICLE WITH OTHER ARTIST INFO CLICK HERE