28 Mar P. Lenker & E. Carr 4/22-5/13
Show Dates: 4/22/17 – 5/13/17
Some recent work in ceramics by local resident and ceramist Peter Lenker will be exhibited in an upcoming show at the Redlands Art Association Gallery.
As Featured Artist Lenker is displaying a collection of small stoneware jars, and some pieces fired by a primitive pit-fire technique.
Lenker received his MFA in ceramic sculpture at UC Santa Barbara (1981). He has been a professional production potter in New Zealand and in Australia.
This recent work reflects on some elements from the past, including examples of classic celadon glazes of ancient Asian origin, and also some glazes reminiscent of ash-fired pots.
Elizabeth Carr was always very interested in Art. Like most people she was raised to believe that there is no money to be made in that career choice. She went to school & got a Computer Science degree. For over 20 years she spent 40 – 70 hours a week in front of a keyboard.
In 2003 she took her first watercolor class. She studied painting with many great teachers including Sylvia Megerdician, Chris VanWinkle, Tom Fong and Collage artist Gerald Brommer. She works mainly with Mixed media and Collage. She spent years selling her work at art festivals & now has a small gallery called Studio C, 260 W Bonita Ave, Claremont.
Her statement for this show reads:
“Travels – abstracted
I’ve been an abstract painter since I picked up a brush. This body of work is all about my fascination with the way people live. When I am in an airplane looking down at the landscape there is an intense curiosity about the places people live. When they live in the middle of the country, on farmland I wonder about how they got there and what they are doing at the moment we fly over. I start with one of these impressions in my head and balance the painting with values. My signature touch is the collage papers I add. I love the patterns and textures they add.”