OMENS AND OBSERVATIONS – GEARBOX GALLERY
September 11 - October 10
Harry Clewans is an artist and member of the Gearbox Gallery and works in his studio not far distant from the gallery. His work is detailed and precise and the process very time-consuming, beginning with woodblock prints that are then cut up and reassembled into another image, usually derived from a photograph or photographs. To experience his paintings is akin to looking through a telescope first from one end and then from the other, first to see all the minute detail and then to see the whole image. I always ask artists why they do what they do; why they make their art.And like most artists, Harry's answer was equivocal. "I wonder what will become of all this stuff. I don't know.It's what I do."
Arthur Gonzalez is a ceramic sculptor with training as a painter and therein lies the adventure, "What happens when a painter exists in sculptural ideas?". He uses clay and other materials to construct his sculptures and takes his inspiration from the figure, found objects, books and even the shape of the inner ear, "traversing the object and the image together." When asked why he makes his art, he answered, "Honestly, it's a really short answer.It's to keep my sanity."
GearBox Gallery is open Fridays and Saturdays 12-5
Safety measures in place. Masks required