Exhibting Artists: Brian Russell (TN) and Penny Truitt (NM)
WHAT: December Exhibit: Structural Influence
WHEN: December 1–31, 2012
Opening Reception: Friday, December 7, 6:30–8:00pm
Gallery hours: M–Sa 10–5; Sun 1–5 & by appointment,
open to public, no charge for admission
Our December show features three–dimensional works which reflect a range of influence in non–representational forms.
Brian Russell's background in photography, steel, and stone–carving reflects a life–long interest in technique and material. These explorations now yield sculptural works of cast glass and volumetric shapes, with a visual vocabulary derived from travel, science, mathematics, and ancient artifact. His work fuses forged steel and cast glass materials in dynamic, fluid, sometimes geometric matrixes of color and media.
Penny Truitt's ceramic sculpture result from the landscape and clay processes she experienced through environments which she has lived. She says the land formations suggest a connection to architecture and she is intrigued by the abrupt convergence of edge and space. The juxtapositions of two or more elements suggest shifts of perception and relationship. Marking the surface of the clay seems an intuitive extension to making the ceramic form.