‘HOUSE’ sweet home

Weekend exhibit at Little Pink House Gallery explores theme of domiciles

A pop-up exhibition this weekend in Genesee gets its inspiration and name from artist and gallery owner Ellen Vieth’s vivid childhood memories.

“HOUSE,” which launches the Little Pink House Gallery’s ninth season, runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 13-14 at 157 N. Elm St.

Its genesis is in Vieth’s recollections of the home where she was raised — “the combination of five or six lines that formed a floor, sides, and a roof to something I knew as my world, where I belonged,” she said in a news release.

The exhibit’s theme is interpreted by Vieth and nine other artists working in diverse media, including painting, ceramics and multimedia, with pieces by Megan Atwood Cherry, Ray Esparsen, David Herbold, Selene Santucci, Jill Birshbach, Casey Doyle, Ann Christensen, Sally Graves Machlis and Delphine Keim.

Cherry, a multidisciplinary artist who works as arts manager for the city of Moscow, incorporates painted wood, stone and fiber into her recent sculptures, according to the news release. “I’ve always loved the plain geometry of a house,” she said. “A house is a deceptively simple triangle on top of a rectangle that reduces complicated ideas about place, security, and belonging to something that looks straightforward.”

Private viewing appointments can be made for the week following the exhibit by contacting Vieth at ellenvieth@gmail.com or visiting littlepinkhousegallery.com.