Meredith Brickell and Lynn Duryea
September 13 - October 26, 2013
Opening Reception: September 13, 5:00 - 7:00 pm
Artist talk during reception starts at 5:30 pm
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Meredith Brickell grew up on a farm in New Jersey. There she began her observations of place and surroundings. Large low-fired ceramic vessels are influenced by the beauty of rural landscapes. When she moved to Raleigh, NC, to an industrial neighborhood, the “interconnected layers” of the urban environment altered how she viewed her work. Now an Assistant Professor of Art at DePauw University, IN, her work has again been influenced by her surroundings. Pieces are created utilizing the seeds and native clay found around her home. Bones is an interactive assemblage, comprised of many individual elements, and the viewer is welcome to gather pieces into his or her own personal clusters and arrangements.
Lynn Duryea grew up in a small town in Long Island. In 1986 she co-founded the Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts in Newcastle and Sawyer Street Studios in Portland, ME in 1989. She is currently an Associate Professor of art at Appalachian State University in Boone, NC. Her work references elements from architecture, mechanics and industrial design. Her “objects are evocative of abandoned sites of human activity, generating feelings of melancholy and stillness.” Sharp lines and edges break with rusty drips over brightly colored surfaces that resemble powder coated panels of buildings abandoned along forgotten roads.