May 2021: John/Robin Gumaelius & Robert Koch

John and Robin Gumaelius 
Undecided Rider 
Ceramic Sculpture

John and Robin Gumaelius Undecided Rider Ceramic Sculpture

John/Robin Gumaelius & Robert Koch 

Ceramic Sculptures and Narrative Paintings

May 13 – June 26

Gallery Hours: Thursday – Saturday 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

John and Robin Gumaelius
Ceramic Sculptures

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.

 

Robert Koch runaway

Narrative Paintings

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.