The Familiar Unknown

Opening Reception

Thursday, Dec 3, 2009
6:00 - 9:00 pm


Dec 3, 2009 - Feb 13, 2010


Main Gallery

Expectations, preconceptions, and what we overlook or take for granted are states of mind that prevent us from seeing things as they may really be.  In their own way, the works in this exhibition engage in this expanded dialogue of what is familiar and how we know it. This exhibition showcases the works of four contemporary ceramic artists. Both Rebecca Hutchinson and Susan Beiner works address issues of nature and ecology from different perspectives. Hutchinson creates large woven site-specific structures from fibrous and non-fired clay using locally gathered materials. Beiner creates synthetic nature, beautiful portents inspired from natural and industrial forms. Anne Drew Potter and Rebekah Bogard each create representational sculptures that deal with social and interpersonal relationships.  Through subtle exaggerations of gesture and proportion, Potter’s life-like figures challenge ideas of normalcy and our perceived sense of self. Bogard exploits the light-hearted and playful format of animal figurines to address gender stereotypes in society. - Ovidio Giberga, 2009


Rebekah Bogard, Anne Drew Potter, 2009 Anne Drew Potter, 2009 Anne Drew Potter, 2009 Rebecca Hutchinson, Holter Meseum Installation Rebecca Hutchinson Rebecca Hutchinson Rebekah Bogard, A New Romance Rebekah Bogard, Your Heart's Desire Susan Beiner Susan Beiner
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