Join me August 17th in Atlanta, Georgia from 5-7pm for the opening reception of my exhibition at Signature Gallery! This show illustrates my ideas of comfort, form, and ornamentation; and consists of new challenges and approaches in my process, pattern, and surfaces.
The narrative work uses the dog to communicate the internal sense of belonging and comfort formed through companionship. Dogs have always held a special place in my heart and I have spent years fostering them and volunteering with my local shelters. I often think about how their unconditional love and loyalty plays a significant role in our personal lives, as well as the relationships around us.
My functional body of work in this show is a new exploration of form and volume, and how the layers of pattern and texture can call attention to the piece, provide visual direction, and emphasize depth in it’s decorative surface. The pieces require a great deal of hand painting and what I enjoy most about this is how pattern and color inspires me to ask questions about the relation between functional and decorative form.
I am so excited to share this work with you all in Atlanta and am so grateful to Carr for this opportunity!
Courtney Martin and I will have concurrent exhibitions and receptions at the gallery this month, so be sure to visit and see her beautiful work too!