Feature Articles

July 2013

Crimson Laurel Gallery in Bakersville, NC, Features Works by Deborah G. Rogers, Deb Karash, and Alex Matisse

The Crimson Laurel Gallery in Bakersville, NC, will present Strange Offerings: Beyond the Garden Gate, featuring works by Deborah G. Rogers and Deb Karash, and Alex Matisse: Work from the Tenth Firing at East Fork Pottery, both on view from July 1 through Aug. 31, 2013.

What lies within, what grows above beyond the garden gate? Two women joined by a common material and a common name take you on a journey through their individual insight into strange findings and unusual discoveries as you explore this unique hidden garden of life....Each of these artists employ colored pencil drawing to bring their works to life; Deborah G. Rogers, drawing on clay, and Deb Karash, drawing on metal. This exhibition will contain unique jewelry and ceramic sculpture and collaborative pieces by the artists.

The work of Alex Matisse is made in a fusion of preindustrial country traditions in both process and material. “It is fired in a large wood burning kiln and made of as many local materials as the chemistry will allow, while still affording me the physical attributes necessary for my aesthetic decisions”.

According to Matisse, “I believe in the beautiful object; that there are inescapable aesthetic truths, physical attributes, that remove time and place from the defining characteristics of the made object. These objects can be viewed today or many years from now and be understood as beautiful. Though their quotidian value may become antiquated, their aesthetics will save them.”

This exhibition features an outstanding collection of new pieces from the latest firing from Matisse.

For further information check our NC Commercial Gallery listings, call the gallery at 828/688-3599 or visit (www.crimsonlaurelgallery.com).

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