Featured Exhibit

What our artists have to say about their show:

sept 23 — oct 20
RECEPTION Friday, Sept 27th,  6:00 — 9:00 pm

Take time to feed your spir­it and check out the new exhib­it, ALTERED SURFACES, at the gallery.  This exhib­it has whim­sy, nature and abstract forms to lift your spir­its.
 Wood sculp­tor Lar­ry Favorite’s medi­um is iron­wood from the Sono­ra Desert. “My pieces in this show are altered in dif­fer­ent ways. Some have a high­ly pol­ished sur­face but con­tain no oth­er embell­ish­ment. In oth­ers, I have inlaid ster­ling sil­ver and/or turquoise into the sur­face. And on some, more per­haps for this show than for oth­er shows in the past, I have inten­tion­al­ly retained at least some “organ­ic” sur­face area, an area that is still rough and ragged, just as it was in the desert. These pieces offer the view­er an imme­di­ate con­trast between a sur­face that is vir­tu­al­ly unal­tered and one that I have altered in a vari­ety of ways. My inten­tion in this show is to demon­strate a myr­i­ad of ways in which the sur­face of iron­wood can be altered, and how those alter­ations simul­ta­ne­ous­ly reflect both the slow work of nature and my cre­ative process as an artist. These vari­a­tions are end­less­ly fas­ci­nat­ing to me.”


Mar­cy Lans­man writes, “Over the years, my paint­ings have become more abstract. For this exhib­it, I’ve con­tin­ued my explo­ration of abstract forms using acrylic paint to “alter the sur­face” of the can­vas. Recent­ly I have been start­ing with a back­ground of ver­ti­cal or hor­i­zon­tal strokes or stripes, and super­im­pos­ing ran­dom rock­like shapes to form paths or walls.”

Pho­tog­ra­ph­er Eric Saun­ders has been explor­ing var­i­ous ways to dig­i­tal­ly alter skies, reflec­tions, and oth­er images in his work for this show, He says of his cur­rent work, “For my own pho­tographs, sur­faces in a pic­ture are inher­ent­ly altered by light, such as reflec­tions and col­or changes caused by dif­fer­ent angles of light at dif­fer­ent times of day hit­ting a sur­face. It is pos­si­ble to alter the sur­face of a pho­to­graph before it is print­ed, using dig­i­tal meth­ods by chang­ing col­ors, tex­tures, and tone.”