may, 2024

17mayAll Day25junBorders and BoundariesOpening Brunch Reception: Saturday May 25, 2024 - 11:00AM - 12:30PM(All Day) Edgewater Gallery at Middlebury Falls

Event Details


Something there is that doesn’t love a wall” – Robert Frost

Alexis Serio and Homer Wells
May 17th – June 25th, 2024

Opening brunch reception: Saturday May 25th, 2024
11:00AM – 12:30PM

Edgewater Gallery at the Falls, One Mill Street, Middlebury

In Borders & Boundaries Alexis Serio and Homer Wells explore literal and figurative reflection, the transience of light, and the power of imagination and chance in works that expand perceptions of the traditional landscape through their intersection with abstraction.

Alexis Serio considers her abstract landscapes to be “metaphors of time, memory, and perception”. Providing no more than a horizon line as a “foothold” for the landscape, she combines layers of bold color with subtle tonal shifts and floating abstracted shapes that meld and transcend the traditional representation of the landscape, instead invoking a sense of dream, and the elusiveness of time and space.

Alexis Serio received her Masters of Fine Arts in painting from The University of Pennsylvania and her Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting from Syracuse University. She is currently a painting and drawing professor at The University of Texas at Tyler and serves as editor for The Wallace Stevens Journal, a journal devoted to the poetry and life of modernist poet Walleace Stevens. Her work has been included in numerous solo and group exhibitions nationally and internationally and is held in both private and corporate collections.

To view Alexis Serio’s available work, click here.

Light bending marks on metal and ethereal layers of translucent color bring life and movement to Monkton artist Homer Wells’ paintings. Wells represents the mountains of Vermont, the Champlain Valley, New England coastlines and glaciers of the Northwest in his work but his “brushes and pencils” are repurposed micro etching and grinding tools, handheld scratching instruments and paint that is applied by air brush. His canvas is a handmade aluminum panel.

The artist often “rides the wave of chance and chaos” while creating in his studio but his mastery of the material and his tools provides a foundation for exploration that allows him to represent the landscape in a unique way. His compositions are highly reflective, and shift in color and texture as the viewer moves past. As the daylight changes different areas shimmer or become more muted. The theme of impermanence is suggested in Homer Wells’ work as he pushes the boundary of reality to meet with that of abstraction.

Homer Wells has lived in Vermont for fifty years. His work as an artist has included sculpture, painting and kinetic machine sculpture. For many years he ran a successful commercial sign making business “Sign Language”, that allowed him to perfect the skills that he now uses in his fine art pieces. His work is represented in galleries nationally and is held in both private and corporate collections.

To view Homer Wells’ available work, click here.

Join us for an opening brunch reception with artist Homer Wells on Saturday May 25th from 11:00 AM until 12:30 PM. Preview both artists’ work, meet Homer Wells and enjoy coffee and brunch fare. This event is free and open to all.

For more information about “Borders and Boundaries” visit our website, call the gallery at 802-458-0098 or email us at [email protected].


May 17 (Friday) - June 25 (Tuesday)


Edgewater Gallery at Middlebury Falls

1 Mill Street Middlebury, Vt 05753


Edgewater Gallery802.989.7419

Edgewater Gallery