Artists Rachel Brask & Tammy Tappan present Rains & Reins, a collaboration of paintings and sculptures celebrating their similar and different approaches to the subject matter of horses and rain. They have been invited by internationally acclaimed curator Alfio Borghese to exhibit in Italy June 21-30, 2019 at the Villa Comunale di Frosinone in via Marco Tullio Cicerone, Frosinone. During April to May 2019, a preview of their exhibit is on view at the Equestrian Artists of Tryon Gallery in Mill Spring, North Carolina.
These two artists first met at an art business conference last summer, and then got to know one another a bit more when they both exhibited in a cross-cultural art exhibition in December 2018 in Rome, Italy, also curated by Alfio Borghese. During the pilot art residency program at the Tryon International Equestrian Center, Rachel and Tammy planned out their collaboration for this exhibit.
Now both Brask and Tappan will be returning to Italy again in this feature exhibition.
Rachel Brask is inspired by the colors and textures of rainy days, and captures contemporary abstract impressions of landscapes and seasons as viewed through a rainy window. Brask’s oil paintings portray rains as a contemplative, renewing, and colorful contrast to the perception of rain’s gloomy reputation. Brask maintains her art practice, Rachel Brask Studio, LLC, in Rhode Island, USA.
Tammy Tappan’s artwork is inspired by the power of the horse and is fascinated with its interaction with humans. Her bronze sculptures and gestural acrylic paintings express these powerful creature’s elegance and the unique relationships between it and its rider. Tappan’s artwork features tools and tack of the trade along and capture horses’ expressive eyes and body language. Tappan also runs her own art gallery and studio, Equine Instincts, at the Tryon International Equestrian Center in North Carolina, USA.