Saturday, May 22, 2010

"parts & pieces"

our next exhibit to open at lyrik will be a new collection of paintings by portland based artist.......sarah kamsler.......... the title of the show is "parts & pieces"............ and the show will open this sat. night may 22nd........ 7pm till 10pm...... so if you are in the southeast...... feel free to drop in......

Sarah Kamsler
Artists Statement

Using the landscape as a starting point, I paint my vision of the natural world and our relationship to it. Destruction is tempered by hope and regeneration. I aim for an overall sense of wary playfulness. The arrow-like tree shapes, geological forms and disjointed sticks suggest shapes and textures from nature, but are personified to reflect the struggles that we navigate as humans. Many paintings reflect simultaneously environmental and societal concerns. Deforestation, overdevelopment of land, human consumption, global warming, the domination of a leader, the patterns of migrating birds and a fascination with geology are all things driving my current work.

Why landscapes? The ground conceals our darkest secrets and our coveted delights. It’s our record of the way things were. The sky dances endlessly above us. Clouds take on the shapes of recognizable forms- taunting us with the possibilities of what could be. I delight in the merging of both ground and sky- that’s where we exist. Life is a continuous balancing act of past, present and future. The landscape is my attempt to metaphorically represent a snapshot of these ever-changing realities.

this exhibit will run till june 19th.............
thanks for listening......

j.shea & keiko okuda

Friday, May 21, 2010

Great Create pics

Thanks Maryanne for coming to the Great Create.
Trace was really glad that he could play for you.
Here are some shots of you.

Thanks also to the creative people... here are some of the projects they were working on:

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

shots from the opening....

it was a great night! thanks, Ethan and Eddie.