June: Jon Jay Cruson, paintings and Robin & John Gumaelius, sculpture

Jon Jay Cruson, Untitled, acrylic on canvas, 30x30

Jon Jay Cruson, Untitled, acrylic on canvas, 30x30

Jon Jay Cruson, painter and collaborative duo Robin & John Gumaelius, ceramic sculptors will be featured at Hanson Howard Gallery this June. Opening reception for the artists will be June 7th, 5-8 p.m. Show runs June 7th – July 2.


Jon Jay Cruson is a true West Coast artist. His paintings, stylized shapes, patterns and colors, are the result of much time spent studying the Pacific Northwestern landscape.  His style is unsullied by trends or fashions. While remaining representational, his paintings tend toward the abstract, a double pull that is one source of the creative tension in his work. His work is included in countless permanent collections including Portland Art Museum, University of Oregon Museum of Art and The Victoria Albert Museum, London, England.

John & Robin Gumaelius, Hands Tethered to His Thoughts, wood fired ceramic, metal, wood

Robin and John Gumaelius, collaborating artists and husband and wife, create articulated human and birdlike sculptures. They combine ceramic, steel and wood as they form highly inventive sculptures that are often comical or bizarre. Elements of  children’s stories, religious icons, reliquaries, Medieval and Renaissance history, African skin decoration and  holy relics from Germany can be seen in their work.