As the title of this show suggests, Family Patterns portrays each artist and their use of rich color repetition and the frequent use of patterning.
Tom Rierden’s artwork is based on narrative storytelling at its finest, created by using acrylic paints on panels. Tom’s cast of characters conveyed in his paintings are people doing their work: i.e., farming, driving tractors or just standing around chatting. Tom uses bright colors, repetition of pattern & form to portray his cast of working folks.
Cathy Schoenberg - Cathy's paintings are rich in color and patterning exuding a soft confidence that suggests an interior landscape that invites exploration and enjoyment. The women occupying her paintings are contemplating life and the riches it offers in spirituality, always she is enclosed like a seed in the fruit, surrounded by reverberations like soft drumbeat, again enclosed and then a window or doorway showing the “other” world still there.
Robin & John Gumaelius – R & J’s ceramic sculptures have grown in subtleties and complexity, from a thin story bird whose sides were painted with elements from fairy tales and the current news. Recent pieces now highlight fully developed 3- D characters whose identities are a bit more mysterious, and feature embellishments such as moveable hands, intricately patterned heads compete with metal hats and small birds, metal stays and recycled pulleys and wheels.
There will be a reception for the artists on Saturday, August 9, from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.