March 1, 2019 – March 30, 2019
OPENING RECEPTION Friday, March 1, 5-8 pm
Forged by Fire: Natural Disasters in Painting and Sculpture
Forged by Fire features collaborative and individual works made by twin sisters, Julie and Kristen Gautier-Downes. Sharing a history of personal trauma precipitated by a wildfire in 2009, the sisters have investigated issues of natural disaster, impermanence, and trauma in their independent and collaborative work as a means of unpacking an event, which has conceptually informed each artist’s creative direction.
Natural Abstractions: Mariah Boyle & Lisa Soranaka
Mariah Boyle will be showing large drawings on paper based on the natural world, while Lisa Soranaka will be showing mixed media and ceramic sculptural forms.