Last Saturday, I met my friend, Linda from Weiser, in Caldwell. We went to an opening reception for another friend of mine, Cassandra Schiffler, at the Rosenthal Art Gallery at the College of Idaho. I had never been there and it gave me a good excuse to go and check out the place.
The gallery is in the building that used to be the president's house. Over the years, it has been utilized in several different ways. At one point, it was used as a theatre and now that space is the gallery. It is a very nice space.
Cassandra's exhibition is entitled In Formation: Painting, Printmaking and Other Objects by Cassandra Schiffler. And that is exactly what it is. She has some of her oil paintings, mezzotint and monotype prints along with a few three dimensional objects.
Her works are mostly abstract and somewhat minimal. Her color palette is subdued and makes use of neutral colors. Many of her prints are black and white. The overall impression is subtle but her use of layers of paint and ink create a richness and depth that invites examination.
It is a wonderful exhibition and a worthwhile drive to Caldwell. In Formation will be up through Feb. 1st. Gallery hours are Mon. - Fri. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. or by appointment. The gallery is right on the campus of the College of Idaho.