Sue Springer, Stan Peterson and Robert Koch, A Trip to the Far Side
Sue Springer, ceramic sculpture
Robert Koch, paintings
Stan Peterson, carved wood sculpture
July 3 – August 4
Temporary Summer Hours: Thursday – Saturday 12-4 (and by appointment)
Gestural strokes and spontaneous marks collide with color blocks in Robert Koch’s narrative vignettes. Often prompted by found photographs, Koch takes the liberty to make his subjects humans or creatures inhabiting the same world. Having the appearance of quickness and even naiveté, Koch’s deft drawing skills mean each mark is playful and intentional at the same time.
Stan Peterson carves wood sculptures, which depict moments when something is about to happen. These are everyday moments, sometimes poignant, sometimes with an edge of humor. The subjects are figurative; female, male, animal with attention to their gestures and relationships. The scale is modest, handheld, yet on occasion, larger than life in feeling.
Stan has been exhibiting professionally since 1982 in Galleries in Oregon, California, New Mexico, and New York.
Sue Springer creates quirky ceramic sculptures which are mostly figurative, with a whimsy and freedom of unexpected combinations. Dreams, imagination and wonder combine with a response to the current world to tell the stories of these figures.
After earning an MFA from the University of Oregon, Springer became a fixture in Ashland through Illahe Tileworks and Illahe Studios and Gallery, creating public art, most notably, the Rio Amistad Mosaic above Calle Guanajuato and the Plaza Mosaics.
She currently lives in Seattle Washington where she maintains a studio in the International District.