Hofheimer Gallery: Earth Bound

Above: Amanda Gentry “Curiosity”

Duration of the exhibition – August 3 to August 29, 2018

Artists –
Denise Bellezzo
David Criner
Amanda Gentry

Amanda Gentry, using earthenware for her sculptures, creates objects that clearly are of the earth. Using organic shapes, with small stones imbedded in the surface, she sands them mirror smooth, begging to be touched. “Brother John” is an installation of 28 earthenware pillows, that capture the impression of as many individuals in a state of endless sleep. Each pillow has an indentation where a head rested. The viewer becomes a witness to a past event. Calm presides.

In the drawings of Denise Bellezzo and the paintings of David Criner their expressive colors, whirling brush strokes and both specific and spontaneous mark making creates energetic and hypnotic compositions. Boundaries recede while colors and images charge forward. In Bellezzo’s drawings, there is an unexpected fusion that happens between the ground and mark making. In Criner’s work there is a suggestion of endless space.

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