Sunday, March 07, 2010

Jacoby Arts Center: Friday, 12 March 2010

Natural Elements – Abstracted Form
March 9 through April 11, 2010
Opening Reception Friday, March 12, 2010 5:00 – 8:00 pm
Artists Gallery Talk Sunday, March 21, 2010, 2 pm

The Jacoby Arts Center presents Natural Elements - Abstracted Form, featuring the work of artists Erin K. Cork, Melody Evans, Jessica Forys-Cameron and Linda Vredeveld in the JAC Gallery from March 9 through April 11, 2010. An opening reception will be held Friday, March 12, 5 pm – 8 pm

Natural elements are a shared source of inspiration among the four artists. For each artist nature is an essential partner in the exploration of form, relationships and environment. A dialogue between the artists and the work invites the viewer to examine everyday life with new and profound insight.

The Jacoby Arts Center is open Tuesday through Friday 10–5; Saturday 10-4; and Sunday, noon-4.

Erin K. Cork's work allows the organic qualities of the natural world to live in harmony with the domestic culture of home. Simultaneously addressing our relationship with textiles in our domestic space and organic processes; Cork's work is a place for their coexistence and integration. Melody Evans has always been drawn to vessel shapes, particularly bottle forms, baskets, and vase forms. Not for their function, but rather, for their shape, curve, and the manner in which vessels are anthropomorphized. Her previous biomorphic work often alluded to the ideas of hybridization and "weird science." Jessica Forys-Cameron has always been fascinated by the mystery in old things and the relationships that we form with the inanimate. Linda Vredeveld uses forms of the body – sometimes literally and sometimes in a more distilled way – to explore a living beauty that is irreggular and idiosyncratic.

Jacoby Arts Center
627 E. Broadway
Alton, Illinois 62002


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