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TWO CURRENT EXHIBITIONS:
' FINE SOUTHERN CLAY '™
Opening Reception Friday September 25 from 6 to 9:00 pm
The exhibition features 21 of some of the finest contemporary clay artists in the South. Artists from Virginia, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina and beyond are represented. The work includes both Studio Ceramics and Sculptural Clay.
The work of many of these influential artists are in important public collections and Museums including The American Museum of Ceramic Art, Pomona CA - The Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC - The Asheville Art Museum, NC - The Greenville Museum of Art, Greenville, SC - The St. Louis Museum of Art, MO and The Smithsonian in Washington DC.
We are honored to bring the work of these accomplished artists to the Triangle region.
Preview a selection of exhibiting artists.
View the Fine Southern Clay online catalog here. Print copies of the catalog will be available at the gallery
'TIME - OUT'
Exhibition dates: August 28 to October 25, 2015
Tezh Modarressi b.1965 - a Baltimore native, graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1988. She exhibits in Boston, Providence, Philadelphia, Baltimore and New York. She currently lives in Philadelphia.
"Tezh Modarressi's small-scale paintings... are psychologically charged ...showers of sunlight can't help but recall Vermeer, they're calming amid
the shadows and emptiness of many of her rooms."
Cate McQuaid - The Boston Globe
Modarressi says "This exhibition titled 'Time out' took shape because I paint interiors, seeking to capture the nuances of light and shadow that enter our rooms. I have developed a technique using thin layers of oil with washes of glaze that help to bring out the light. Starting with a bright palette, I then paint 'backwards' to mute the colors. This creates the subtle tones in the bands of light I seek to portray.
For this exhibition, I added glimpses of the outside world in some of the pieces - literally, time out. In the paintings that I left without an outside source I retained a feeling of serenity - a quiet moment in time as in someone's personal 'Time Out'.
Modarressi's "I Still Wonder Where You Are" is a remarkable poetic vision of light and shadow. The light warms the interior space from a window and an open door.
The interior with its cool palette is illuminated from outside where we see only a glimpse of the warmth and green of the outdoors. Devoid of objects except a single chair and a table the room is left for us to inhabit ...or to simply walk thru the door; a metaphor of opportunity. Or perhaps as the title suggests, the chair awaits a visitor from outside seeking an awaited return.
There are numerous metaphors and opportunities for interpretation. However, Modarressi's work stands on its own with her accomplished use of oil and washes that bring a spiritual illumination to this hauntingly mysterious space.
Eno Gallery Artists exhibiting in the main gallery
Molly Cliff Hilts
Nancy Tuttle May
Alberto Ortega Rodas
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