Order and Chaos: artworks from Nan Salky and Helen Murphy
Anchor House of Artists, Gallery One and Gallery Two (518 Pleasant Street, Northampton, MA 01060, Northampton MA)
Neatly organized in adjacent showrooms this mother/daughter duo show very different artworks. Nan Salky, retired from 35 years as a psychotherapist, presents expressive, occultist-like imagery, beasts of the woods in active pencil, & swirling paint, on raw wooden panels while her daughter Helen Murphy, a full-time nurse at Cooley Dickinson Hospital, presents formal, tightly organized abstract designs on paper. Varied in their paths to image making, they share fastidiousness in their execution.