potters; often working in familiar methods to educate us in how we blur
the lines of sculptor and potter; artist and craftsman, enduringly
prolific and memorably recognizable. Ron Meyers, a Georgia artist and
educator, has invited close friend, Judith Duff, to accompany him this
month at AKAR Gallery. While both artists employ the wood and salt kilns
as a means by which to finish their work, Duff's work can be described
as more sculptural, multi-surfaced and angular while Meyers' selection
is often functional, illustrative and at times confrontational. With
carved and painted anamorphic depictions on the vessels, Meyers appeals
to the animalistic creativity in us all. Duff relies more on subtle
colors and lines to create introspective and composed work. Opening
September 28th, we are delighted to have these artists return to our
gallery with New Work by Lauren Gallaspy.
Next Featured Artist: Lorna Meaden
month we are drawing attention to the richly ornamented work in our
gallery by Lorna Meaden. The surface details of her pots are inspired by
the embellishments on clothing and costumes; often she references
stripes and polka dots. Lorna is concerned that we are moving away from
objects that are made by humans for humans. "The handmade object serves
as an illustration of the individual, the unique, the useful."
Next New Work: Lauren Gallaspy
are proud to announce Lauren Gallaspy as this month's New Work artist.
Lauren always seems to put her best foot forward for the gallery and
once again we have been rewarded with intimate drawings and new forms.
Bringing conscious thoughts to a third dimensional calling is taxing to
say the least, "... on the best days, I'm B'rer Rabbit, shoving myself
into a Tar Baby trap until we're both unrecognizable, and I'm left a
mess and laughing". Lauren comes through again, leaving us all in a
contemplative yet satisfied "mess" this month.
Shows opens this Friday, September 28th, at 9:30 AM in the
Iowa City gallery and online at 10:00 AM CST. View the show at
AKAR. 257 E. Iowa Avenue. Iowa City. IA 52240. T: 3193511227. WWW.AKARDESIGN.COM