FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, April 9 , 2018
Contact: Joseph Brown, 651.644.9200, email@example.com
The Raymond Avenue Gallery is pleased to announce its 2018 second quarter exhibition:
Wabi Sabi in Conjunction with Animal Spirits
Nick Earl, potter
Sandra Peterson, painter
Friday, May 18 – Friday, July 20, 2018
Opening Reception: Friday, May 18, 6 to 8 PM
Gallery Hours during this exhibition: Monday through Friday, 10 – 4 PM
***Special Saturdays: noon - 4pm May 19, June 16 and July 7***
Raymond Avenue Gallery proudly presents the pottery of Nick Earl and the paintings of Sandra Peterson.
Earl is a potter who lives in Stillwater, MN. He received his BA in Art from the University of Vermont, Burlington in 2011, and apprenticed with potter Dick Cooter in Two Harbors, MN from 2012-2014. Nick currently maintains his studio at the Abnet Farm eight miles north of Stillwater, MN. His wheel-thrown pots are influenced by Korean, Japanese and English folk pottery, as well as by nature, food and a wabi sabi philosophy.
“I make pots and am continually fascinated by the softness and reception of the clay from which they are made. When successful, these qualities translate into the finished pieces, objects that will hopefully enrich the regular ceremonies of life.”
Sandra Peterson’s paintings revolve around the portrayal of wild animals: lions, cheetahs, leopards, wolves, zebras, elephants and other fauna, but her animals are not merely illustrative depictions of these creatures, her animals hint at the projection of psychological elements. One might say each animal in her work has a subtle link to some human emotion.
“The spirit of animals inspired the earliest Americans, and they continue to form an important part of our collective imagination even in modern times. I personally experience this influence, which is both sublime and universal. I hope to visually connect and integrate their timeless forms with key elements and themes in the wider environment, politically and humanistically.”
Curated by Kraig Thayer Rasmussen
Photographs are available upon request.
The clay, latex sculptures and paintings of Raymond Avenue Gallery owner and artist, Joseph G. Brown, will be on view in the lower level gallery.
Raymond Avenue Gallery 761 Raymond Avenue Saint Paul, MN 55114, 651.644-9200
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