ENVIRONMENTAL VARIATIONS: Krista Lutz, Jeff Olson and Paul Shapiro
November 2 - 26
Northwind Exhibit Gallery
ENVIRONMENTAL VARIATIONS features ceramic and wood sculptures from Krista Lutz, contemporary landscapes from Jeff Olson and panoramic photographs from Paul Shapiro.
Krista Lutz works with clay using molds derived from custom models to produce the building blocks of her sculptures. Her current work is inspired by geological forms. She challenges herself look beyond the surface of these forms and to transform them through association with an unfamiliar, yet instinctively recognizable context.
Jeff Olson's central theme has always lain within the primacy of the brushstroke in the process of painting. The structure of his paintings is taken from the landscape, the natural occurrences of depositing and erosion: a shared history of stacking, digging, piling, and scuffing. He repeats these processes in his paintings. Each individual brushstroke shares a common history of layering, stacking, rubbing, smearing and spreading.
Paul Shapiro creates stitched panoramas using multiple images to frame a 180-degree view, much like the eye can see. He explores both the natural world and urban environments, capturing the shared connection between people and the breadth and depth of our landscapes. He strives to capture the awe-inspiring–often solo–experience of being alone in the midst of something much larger.
November 2 - 11:30 am Exhibit Opens
November 4 - 5:30 to 8 pm Opening Reception during Art Walk
November 5 - 1 pm Art Talk
November 26 - 5 pm Exhibit Closes