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Painters and Potter Reveal Internal & External Landscapes in Hillsborough Gallery’s SCAPES Show
Inspired by nature and the subconscious, three artists explore shape and color through new work in a show opening June 25th at the Hillsborough Gallery of Arts.
For Garry Childs, “scapes” refers to both the shapes and decorative elements of his pots, pitchers, bowls, and platters. “I use bold, high-gloss colors that contrast with the soft earthy tones and textures exposed when I carve through the glaze into the clay,” Childs says. “Pottery is usually made in a series of separate processes. A potter will form a shape, let it dry, fire it, come back later to glaze it, and then fire it again,” Childs explains. “I think this often results in disunity. The technique I’ve developed is to glaze the pots as soon as they have stiffened up a bit (leather hard) and then carve through the glazes into the clay. This is an attempt to bring form and surface together as one element both in my mind and in the finished result.”
Abstract painter Eduardo Lapetina says of his work: “My paintings are soul-scapes that are the product of working in complete solitude. They represent the discovery of mysteries of the subconscious mind, and they are part of my personal legend. These abstractions hold the promise of dreams, visions, fears, intangibles, and will. It is the magic of a private, secret, and confidential language.”
Pat Merriman says lately, she has been focusing on landscape painting, using oils, brushes, and a palette knife. “Basically, I’m a colorist with an impressionistic bent,” she says. “When I look over the past eight years of my paintings, I see scapes, or escapes, in my work – “skyscapes,”
An opening reception for Scapes will be held at the Hillsborough Gallery of Arts on Friday, June 29th, from 6-9 p.m. The Hillsborough Gallery of Arts is located in the Mercantile Building at 121 North Churton Street, in Hillsborough, NC. For more information, visit the gallery Website at http://www.hillsboroughgallery.com.
About The Hillsborough Gallery of Arts:
An art gallery owned and operated by 22 local artists, the Hillsborough Gallery of Arts represents established artists exhibiting contemporary fine art and fine craft. The gallery’s offerings include painting, sculpture, ceramics, mosaics, photography, fiber, jewelry, glass, metal, encaustic, enamel, watercolor, and wood.
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