HP Bloomer IV, Eddie Dominguez, Michelle Goodman

Three New Mexico Artists

October 30 - December 5, 2015
Gallery Opening Reception: Friday, October 30, 5:00 - 7:00 pm

HP Bloomer focuses on creating functional objects for everyday use. His forms are rooted in an aesthetic developed through a childhood spent in his father’s architectural office and his mother’s art studio. Heavily patterned surfaces utilize repetitive geometry, and create vibrant and rhythmic counterpoint to the classic understated forms. This playful glazing allows him to reference a personal narrative of current associations and events in his life. HP is the Studio Manager at Santa Fe Clay.

Having grown up in Tucumcari, New Mexico, Eddie Dominguez’ work is imbued with a love of his homeland and culture, and nostalgia for the local crafts that were a part of his upbringing, from tin work to quilting. He is influenced by religious iconography, roadside memorials, and the rich history of adobe architecture and ceramics in New Mexico. His vibrant use of color has been informed and inspired by contemporary painting and the unique light and landscape of this state. Eddie is Associate Professor in the Department of Art & Art History at the University of NE-Lincoln. 

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Michelle Goodman creates three-dimensional wire “drawings” inspired by objects such as baskets, fish traps and vintage kitchen utensils. These wire forms are woven, wrapped and coiled from baling wire, then dipped in ceramic casting slip, and fired in a raku kiln. Her interest is in these unpredictable processes, and the dichotomy between control and lack of control inherent in working with these materials. The final sculptural forms are graphic, organic and whimsical, with rich surfaces resulting from the layering of slip and the firing process.

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