JULY 20 - AUG 10 2018: The Nature of Clay// Reflections on Bonneville// Temporary Solution// I am

Artist's Reception & Gallery Stroll

Friday, July 20, 6 - 9 PM

Exhibit Dates:  July 20 - Aug 10



The Nature of Clay


My female ceramic figures are often quiet and introspective. Through their gestures, expressions, and inclusion of other symbolic elements, I explore parts of my own story as I travel through my life. The narrative is about a spiritual journey that relies on a deep connection to the natural world.

-Anne Gregerson

I spend much of my time and energy trying to shape a basic, natural material---clay---into forms and objects that match my own creative vision. Sometimes the clay cooperates; sometimes it resists. I have learned that rather than trying to bend nature to my artistic will, I am more successful if I nurture the forms and shapes that the principles of nature create in the clay.

-Elizbath Crowe 


Black Strap 2


Reflections on Bonneville 

Nathan Mulford

My paintings explore the juxtaposition of concrete and abstract elements of memory. I use both rigid, geometric structures and fluid, ethereal marks that seem to defy gravity. These elements appear and disappear as they are painted over and redrawn from the memory of previous layers. Other times, these elements are excavated from the paint revealing stratified layers. As I create, I reinterpret the work that came before representing the way that memories can be altered by time, experience and perception.








Temporary solution

Lucia Volker

Temporary Solution is an investigation of the uncomfortable and frustrating moments that
accompany periods of change. Layering, blocking and fragmentation of materials and patterns,
parallel the feelings of obstruction and uncertainty we all face personally and collectively. The
tape and binder clips, act as a transitory way to address ongoing problems, that ultimately will
require a more permanent solution.

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I am... 

I am Japanese. Since I have come to the United States I have gotten a freshI am Japanese. Since I have come to the United States I have gotten a freshreminder that, “I am Japanese”. Who am I? Who is Etsuko Kato? When I lived in Japan,I never cared or thought about it, but it became the next important thing after myname. I adjusted myself for living in the United States. Over 10 years later, people inJapan told me that I was no longer Japanese, and yet people in the United States toldme I am Japanese. I ask myself, who am I? Who is Etsuko Kato?Photographs capture the physical world and also capture the world which “I” amliving in. By taking photographs I confirm the fact that I am alive. The camera bestowsupon me the third eye, and the lens as my filter, what I see through these tools showsand teaches me so many things. When I release the shutter, I ask myself; what am Ithinking? What am I feeling? Why did I want to clip out that moment? Where do mycriterions come from? Those aggregations give me hints little by little to the question of“Who am I?” By continuing this loop, I will come to know who I am and at the same timethe photographs will confirm the fact that I exist in this world.For me, taking photographs are a conversation with myself. The image renderedon the paper draws in the others to me and makes us have conversations. I confirm thatwe have some of the same experiences in the innermost depths of our hearts.Sometimes I try to throw questions at others as a Japanese person, as Etsuko Kato, andas a human. What does it mean to be Japanese? Japanese and Etsuko Kato? Who am I?

Etsuko Kato 





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