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Things with Legs
October 28 - December 1, 2020

Gallery One
32 Atlantic Avenue
Ocean View, Delaware 19970


Gallery One is pleased to announce the November show, “Things with Legs” open to the public October 28, 2020 through December 1, 2020.

Legs. If something has legs, it means people have interest in it, the expression often describes a story, issue or scandal, but this month’s exhibit isn’t scandalous, just lovely. Gallery One artists are exploring the many meanings of legs: to have a leg up is to be ahead of others in a competition, not having a leg to stand on means the opposite, having sea legs is the ability to move about and not feel sick while on the water. How about doing your leg work? To pull someone’s leg is to tell a lie, but in a friendly way. Break a leg is the same as saying good luck (unless you are speaking to a dancer). If your plants get “leggy” they have gotten unkempt and scraggly, but if a model is leggy, she is sexy. Some of our artists went quite literally in that direction. In Michelle Marshall’s acrylic painting, “Sea Legs,” we see the leggy beach bunny combined with the painting’s title, which tells us she is comfortable on the water. In “Boardwalk - Winner Every Time,” W. Scott Broadfoot ‘s oil painting nostalgically depicts two lucky, leggy boardwalk pikers competing for stuffed animal prizes. Lesley McCaskill’s acrylic painting, “Social Distancing,” gives us a triad of youthful legs illustrating the body language of fun on the beach. While Cheryl Wisbrock’s, “Legs and Ponchos,” depicts a sea of tourists caught in the rain reduced to shimmering, vibrant colors floating along on dozens of legs. In her graphite piece, "Gladys, Mattie and Phyllis, (Legs in Light)," Laura Hickman embraces a simpler time when legs were considered provocative. Three girls dressed in their best, posing like “movie stars” showing off those glorious “gams.”

But Ladies aren’t the only ones with great legs on display this month at Gallery One. Nature makes her appearance too. “Legs and More Legs” is what artist Joyce Condry almost called her acrylic painting, “First Light.” The elongated morning shadows make it look like her shore birds are standing on stilts. Dale Sheldon’s, “Shorebird Reflections,” in acrylic echoes that theme, as she describes her inspiration for her painting this month, “With their long legs, many varieties of shorebirds are able to stand in the shallow water looking for dinner treats with little concern for the waves. The clear reflections of the shorebirds in these calm waters allows you to almost feel the gentle surf.” Marybeth Paterson’s, “On the Line,” in oil, graphically illustrates 6 blackbirds (with 12 legs) all on a line sitting still and sharing their glossy, rich colors with the viewer.

But furniture also has legs and Leo Kahl’s,” HappyPlace,” in watercolor, and “Ascent to the Top,” Eileen Olson’s oil with cold wax on panel painting have not left them out. Leo pays homage to a humble rocking chair saved from a landfill which has become a neighborhood favorite in Whites Creek. Eileen’s abstract painting playfully and imaginatively honors the humble workhorse known as the “ladder.”

We hope that you will stretch your legs and stroll through our November show at Gallery One this month. We will be open every day from 10-5pm through November 1st, after which our hours will be 10-4pm. Gallery One is open 7 days a week. The Gallery is always staffed by an artist.


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Jan Moffatt Joyce Condry Michelle Marshall Mary Bode Byrd Eileen Olson Lesley McCaskill Dale Sheldon Marybeth Paterson Laura Hickman W. Scott Broadfoot Dianne Shearon