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Art "In the Making" in Hillsborough
Painter Stacy Crabill is intrigued by candy, text and vintage photos. "The colors and shapes of candy, and its packaging, has such power over our senses. I am constantly exploring the impact of masterful marketing versus our physical response in our desire for sugar. Most recently I have incorporated vintage images of figures. Photos from the past give us questions about the lives and personalities of those who came before us. My work strives to combine all of these seemingly unrelated elements to create a world in which their relationships connect in a new space."
For painter Chris Graebner doors provide the intrigue. "In the last several years I've painted a series of doors. I photograph doors wherever I travel because I find them interesting both architecturally and symbolically. Some doors seem to hold a lot of promise - others not much, but one doesn't really know before entering." Two of the doors in the show are from St. Edmundsbury Cathedral in England. "I've painted other doors from this cathedral in the past. It's a treasure trove of fascinating doors, each one different and all of them intriguing."
Metal sculptor Jason Smith was born and raised In Clearwater, FL but now resides in Hillsborough, NC. His pursuit of artistic expression has spanned nearly 30 years and he feels very blessed to be able to make a living as an artist. Jason is an award-winning sculptor whose work is collected both domestically and internationally. Metal remains his medium due to its strength, malleability and inherent beauty. Jason's sculpture is abstract. The manipulation of form in space create visual balance, using rhythm, action and movement combined to create compositions that convey the implied energy found in his work.
In The Making will run both online and in the gallery from April 30th to May 23rd.
The Hillsborough Gallery of Arts is owned by 21 artists, exhibiting contemporary fine art & craft. 121 N. Churton Street, Hillsborough, NC 27278. More information, including current hours, can be found on the HGA website: http://www.HillsboroughGallery.com
This program is supported in part by a grant from the Orange County Arts Commission (funding from the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.) We also thank Orange County Emergency Small Business Funding Program.
Chris Graebner (Publicity Coordinator)