April 7, 2017
Green’s artist statement, "In my work, I have explored a creative process which involves applying multiple layers of color and gesture to produce a desired result. I then destroy the image by completely painting over it. I partially grind off the top layer to reveal the under painting beneath. The resulting patina is a record of the painting’s visual history and the multiple stages of my creative art."
Suzanne Marshall’s statement, "Recently I had a sea change in my approach to painting. Instead of planning the work to communicate a personal philosophy, I am letting the paint itself take over the discourse with the viewer. The act of painting communicates through the innate qualities of the medium: the edges which are created when one color touches another; the color itself; the values; the shapes; the thickness of the application; the size of the work; the surface quality; and many other attributes. The surface quality of the work is especially important to me as a painter; paint scrapped off to expose previous layers and marks is, for me, a metaphor for bringing the past to bear on the present informing the future."
Artful Saturday, April 15, 2017
From: 1-6:00 PM
Artists Talk: 3:30-4:30 PM
March 3, 2017
Jarrett West was born in 1964 in Santa Fe, New Mexico. His childhood years were spent on a cattle ranch in Eastern Wyoming and on a farm in Teton Valley, Idaho. After developing an interest in ceramics during high school, he moved back to Santa Fe and began a series of apprenticeships with Mary Ann Gerber, Peter Dougan, and Robert Brodsky that would span a nine year period.
During this period of learning and producing high-fired ceramics, he also embarked on the practice of home building. He has designed and built numerous homes and studios working in adobe, straw-bale and stone vernaculars.
Most recently, the desire to combine the knowledge of ceramics with the practice of building structure has lead to his interest in abstract minimal sculpture with some sculptures reaching the height of ten feet.