October/November 2021 :: Claire Duncan, Christian Burchard, Kristy Kun

Christian Burchard & Kristy Kun, Shell no. 6, Wood and Fiber Sculpture

Claire Duncan, Christian Burchard, Kristy Kun Acrylic Paintings, Wood Sculpture, Fiber Sculpture October 14 – November 20 Gallery Hours: Thursday – Saturday: 12:00 – 5:00  Sunday: 12:00 – 4:00  Appointments are also available.    This month’s exhibition features graceful paintings by Claire Duncan, elegant wood sculptures by Christian Burchard, and rich fiber sculptures by Kristy Kun. Claire Duncan’s current work continues her series of paintings responding to questions of what it means to be human at a time when our own actions threaten the very nature that inspires us. The creatures that inhabit her paintings appear to bear witness to the after-effects of human impact and give silent judgment. We are left to choose between the comforting, even sublime, experience of immersive nature and the anxiety we face when confronted with the consequences of human activity. Christian Burchard works exclusively with Madrone burl transforming into elegant, often surprising forms. Sandblasting, bleaching, and burning the surface reveals the detail and expressiveness of the wood. The result is a balance of control and freedom; a collaboration between artist and material. Kún forged her artistic mettle apprenticing as a woodworker and upholsterer during […]