Momentum Gallery revisits the theme of Nocturne. New works by Topher Straus, Stephen Paul Day, Christina Bothwell, and more merge to make a collection of enchanting works in various media. Paintings, cyanotypes, sculptures, and original prints celebrate the drama and mystery of night. While the world is shrouded in shadow, the moon and artificial lights define shapes emerging from darkness. Imagination picks up where detail leaves off, imbuing this time with magic and intrigue – the potential of the unknown and unseen.

Here are some of the notable artists part of this exhibition.

The artwork of Samantha Bates longs for a different kind of looking. Hundreds of thousands of dashes, lines, strokes, stitches, traces, loops, coils, dots, and holes are applied at various speeds, pressure, and with a variety of media. The images of her native Washington state wilderness are revealed through this thoughtful and time-involved technique, referencing domestic practices and the work of women.

Glass artist Christina Bothwell works with cast glass and raku clay to create ethereal and often narrative sculptures. Bothwell’s work examines mysteries of the body and soul. Through her delicate and at times whimsical renditions of humans and animals, one may see the allusions to life and death. These ideas are pushed as many of her glass sculptures are impregnated with objects – often faces, or babies.

Stephen Paul Day is an avid seeker of the curious and wonderful. His recent work often mines fairy tales for themes such as truth and deception, beauty and beastliness, and innocence and its loss. Often working with cast bronze and glass, Day's work opens a narrative for the viewer to become completely immersed in.

Andy Farkas is a beloved printmaker practicing the ancient art of moku hanga (woodblock print), originating in Japan. The images carved into Farkas' wood blocks are most often animals, embedded with charm and grace, featured in the vast wilderness. Quietly added to his depictions are typographical passages -- lessons, reminders, or uplifting sentiments -- which complete the narrative of the scene.

Amy Gross' hand-embroidered and beaded sculptures are magical microcosms, merging the natural world with her own inner life. Attracted and frightened by things on the edge of spoiling or straining to support an excess, the Florida artist creates vignettes that cluster, tangle, cling, and multiply. Paradoxically, these vivid accounts of the natural world use nothing from nature.

Sibylle Peretti's work explores the relationship between time, loss, emotion, memory, and solitude. Through her multimedia collages and sculptures, Peretti offers a narrative into which the people and animals in her work give way. Much of her work combines photography and drawing with surface interventions such as engraving, mirroring, and glass slumping. Peretti's quiet scenes balance themes of nostalgia and loss, while also urging the viewer to look inward.