July ushers in Line and Light
Opening on July 6, our Line and Light exhibition will feature a collection of sophisticated new works by mixed media sculptor Amy Roberts and painter Carole Barrer. Together, the works will create a dynamic exploration of color, texture, line, and light.
Bainbridge Island sculptor Amy Roberts has a long history in the glass field, having taught at Pilchuck Glass School and worked in studios throughout the US spanning a decades-long career. Combining glass, steel, and other materials, her work in this show, in Amy’s words, “is concerned with the use of contrasting elements (geometric + organic, light + shadow) and how they interact dimensionally.” Focusing on the forms and textures of her work, with a minimal use of color, the artist thinks of her sculptures as “three-dimensional drawings.”
Painter Carole Barrer brings the color into the gallery with her large scale, intricately layered paintings. Reminiscent of “a wisp of cirrus cloud, or filtered green sunlight in a deep forest” you may find the works meditative as you gaze upon them for a bit of time, finding complexity among the subtle transition of hues. Says the Seattle artist, “Attention to discerning color values allows me to achieve a coherent sense of balance and space. In turn, this detail invites the viewer to explore the finer distinctions of the painting.”
Join us for the opening reception of Line and Light on Friday, July 6, from 6-8 pm. The show runs through July 29.