Thursday, February 26, 2009

Craft Alliance: 6 March 2009

Form and Content: Beyond the Empty Vessel
Michael Bauermeister, Curator
Public Opening Reception - Friday, March 6, 6:00-8:00pm
When: March 6 – April 19, 2009

Craft Alliance presents Form and Content: Beyond the Empty Vessel, an exhibition that explores the transformation from turned wood vessels to sculptural statements. Curator and local artist, Michael Bauermeister, brings together five contemporary wood artists from across the country. Form and Content will be on display March 6 – April 19, 2009. The public opening reception is Friday, March 6, 6:00-8:00 pm in the National Exhibition Gallery at Craft Alliance in the Delmar Loop, a nonprofit art center.

“The works chosen for Form and Content: Beyond the Empty Vessel are intended to help illustrate the recent progression of my work from lathe based vessel or bowl forms to more sculptural work done off the lathe, primarily with a chainsaw,” states artist Mark Gardner. “I’ve always felt the way I create effects the content of the work and with the recent discovery of working ‘off the lathe’ I’ve opened a new door for myself to say something new.”

Artists include Michael Bauermeister, Augusta, MO; Dixie Biggs, Gainesville, FL; David Ellsworth, Allenspark, CO; Mark Gardner, Saluda, NC; George Peterson, Lake Toxaway, NC.

Opening concurrently in the David and Jacqueline Charak Gallery, Craft Alliance presents New Work by Randy Carlson. Randy Carlson’s work represents his specific approach to surface development within the ceramic process. Carlson currently teaches at ceramics at Bradley University in Peoria, IL.
Craft Alliance in the Delmar Loop
6640 Delmar
University City


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