April 14, 2016 - May 8, 2016
Barbara Carpenter and Sue Simon
& Lisa Call in the North Gallery
April 14 - May 8, 2016
"Wabi-Sabi: Photographic Images from the Junkyard"
Untitled, Photograph, 2015
Wabi-Sabi is a Japanese aesthetic; a life view centered around the fact that nothing stays the same, nothing is permanent. There is beauty in the original and in something that shows the ravages of time. The rusted out remains of a car or truck is as beautiful as a new model.
See more of her work at barbaracarpenterphotography.com.
Facebook Anxiety (GABA), Painting, 2016
This series is my look at adult beverages, first through the photographic lens, transformed by Polaroid transfer techniques, then by virtue of drawings, finding the essence of the alcohol in gleaming glass and clinking ice cubes. In the combination is my comment; that every intoxicating libation starts life as a plant. From Absinthe to Vodka, name your poison. I make connections between people and plants. This time, it’s all about the botany at the bar.
See more of her work on the SPARK Gallery website at www.susanrubinstudio.com or follow her on Facebook.
In the North Gallery:
"Restructuring: Line and Color"
Structures #171 - detail, fabric, thread, dye, 2016
In 2000 I made the first artwork in what became my longest running series of textile paintings. Inspired by fences and walls, the Structures series explored the relationship between barriers and connection, and mostly found disconnection. After completing the 170th composition in 2014 I abandoned the series in favor of landscapes and love in New Zealand. Feeling a sense of in-completion I decided to close out the series in 2016 with an even 200 artworks. In Restructuring, I share the final 30 compositions of the series, each one a remake of one of the first 30 works of the series, bringing the original ideas up to date in my current style of thin lines and extensive contrasting stitching. See more at lisacall.com.